PHILADELPHIA -- Braves manager Bobby Cox has never liked to bring unnecessary attention to himself. But the legendary skipper has been very appreciative of all the well-wishes he has received while visiting various Major League cities for the last time.
The Phillies recognized Cox's final regular-season trip to Philadelphia before Wednesday's series finale. As the Braves' manager presented the lineup card, the Phils' fans gave him a standing ovation and the Philadelphia players stood outside their dugout applauding.
"It's nice, I'm always humbled," Cox said before the game. "It's always nice of them to do something like that."
Cox has received a variety of gifts from nearly every team the Braves have played on the road this year. The Marlins were the only club that chose not to recognize his final visit.
The Phillies presented Cox with a large mural of himself after he had lunch with some of their employees earlier this week.