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Braves president John Schuerholz comments on Bobby Cox's commitment to baseball and his legacy.
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Well his special day in -- most deserving and very fitting for a man who's accomplished. What He has accomplished not only in the Braves organization but in his years in Toronto is combined body of work is as grand as any. Player and person who's ever put on the uniform either through play especially to manage and -- that honors reflecting that. One of the things -- remember that he's saying now. About the World Baseball Classic He said it's there's a game of baseball wanna go watch. Is everybody you know loves the game of baseball more than well there are a lot of people around the game love it like that but nobody. Any more than -- he's -- he's a baseball -- thrown through. He loves the game He loves the players around game He loved everything about it He always has all of his life. What are things you also hear about it from everybody in the clubhouse guys all the -- -- the superstar players. He treats everybody the same. We're treats them with respect and professionally. Realizes have always is always realize how very difficult it is to play baseball at this Major League level. The kind of skill on the kind of mentality in the kind of determination and commitment. -- that takes so He treats those players with great respect and admiration. And He does it is such a way that it's real. And it's and cheer and they give that back to Bobby. Double. They have that kind of respect and admiration for him to a fault because of who He is and how He treats them. How would you describe your relationship working relationship with -- over the years. A partnership I think it was a very effective partnership so remains a great friendship but while we were working together. It was more partnership because it was a business relationship we developed a personal relationship best but it was it became sort of symbiotic. He's thinking what He that I knew what I wanted to do and -- thinking that I knew what He wanted to do. And we most often agreed on that the kind of player we want -- who fit our club best every once and while we've had our disagreements but. That's that all got resolved. As Jordan and on behalf of the club but. We worked well together was a great partnership that developed -- So wonderful friendship. The two words I heard that about the reasons I've known bit his managerial -- with the Toronto. Class act would you agree are silly and all capital letters flashing neon signs. Class act Bobby -- Well number six again being retired here don't greet ceremony the whole thing and that we're all very excited about it that. Let's talk about but obviously this year three believes that the 25 years managing the Atlanta Braves what would you describe his legacy is being. Remarkable. I mean you can't accomplish what we've accomplished as an organization. Even as a general manager I was working back capacity. I made trades and acquired players and put teams together with great confidence that they were being placed into the hand of the greatest manager of men. And team building an individual that there ever has been put on a managerial. Uniform in the major leagues his legacy. His class excellence and consistency. He's been that way as a person and He certainly was that way as a winning manager.