Bobby is

ESPN.com: MLB – Baker great, but not the greatest Rob Neyer says that Bobby Cox is “clearly” the greatest manager in the game today. Commence shouting. This should have been up a couple of days ago except I have strained my back and until today couldn’t sit for more than a couple of minutes.

New Poll

It’s under the links to the right, that’s just how things got arranged here. It’s “Which retired ex-Brave most deserves to be in the Hall of Fame?” The eight candidates are all either currently on the ballot, are long-retired players with some constituency, or are players the Hall lists as appearing on upcoming ballots.

Who needs Leo?

October 22, 2002 – Prospectus Q&A: Dr. Mike Marshall (Part Two) “There’s only one really great manager of pitching that I’ve seen thus far in the time I’ve followed baseball, that knows the pitcher should be removed after the third time through the lineup, except in rare circumstances. That’s Greg Maddux.”