Bound for Cooperstown, Braves' Cox calls honor 'top of the mountain'
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- When the National Baseball Hall of Fame's chairman of the board called Bobby Cox at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Cox let it go to voicemail. The retired Braves manager had been nervously awaiting the call, but didn't recognize the "Oneonta" location on his caller ID and figured it was probably a reporter. Seconds later, Cox or one of the friends with whom he was having coffee -- Royals manager Ned Yost, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and former Braves coaches Pat Corrales and Jim Guadagno -- realized Oneonta was close to Cooperstown, N.Y., site of the Hall of Fame. Cox grabbed his phone, hit callback and soon got the news from chairman Jane Forbes Clark: He was a Hall of ...