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Bobby Cox bids tearful goodbye after Atlanta Braves lose to San Francisco Giants

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Bobby Cox, baseball's all-time leader in ejections, had the chance to go out spectacularly after 29 years as a major league manager.

Instead, he took the high road (and we cyberapplaud that) and didn't protest a close calls or a balls/strikes call.

"I'm proud of this team," said Cox, who was choking up in his final press conference after the Atlanta Braves were eliminated in the National League Division Series by the San Francisco Giants. "I told them that a little while ago. They played their hearts out and I'll miss them."

As the Giants celebrated on the field after their 3-2 win in Game 4, Braves fans chanted "Bobby! Bobby! Bobby!" and the Giants paused in the partying long enough to classily doff their caps to Cox.

"I saw them, and I gave them a thumbs-up, too," Cox said. "... That was nice, a nice gesture by the Giants. I love [manager Bruce] Bochy. He's one of the best guys in baseball. If we couldn't win, I'm glad he did."

Deter Jeter's fiancee/girlfriend is this year's pick in Esquire's annual Sexiest Woman Alive issue. Her name is Minka Kelly and you may know her best from "Friday Night Lights." In addition to looking good in her underwear, she is very polite. From the article:

All night at dinner, she goes out of her way to thank the men who bring us bread and clear our plates and change the silverware. ...
"My boyfriend noticed that about me, too," she says when I point this out. "He's the same way, and he said it was a good way to judge someone's character. It's actually unfortunate, in a way, that you would notice that. It blows my mind that anyone could be unkind to anyone. The guy clearing our plates is a person. I don't care if you're sweeping the floor. I don't care if you're cleaning my toilet."
She dabs the corner of her lips with her napkin.
"Not that I have someone to clean my toilet -- I clean my own toilet."

Tony Gwynn is battling parotid cancer and broke the news to his San Diego State baseball team. Gwynn, who suspects his chewing tobacco habit contributed to the cancer, coached Stephen Strasburg at SDSU and Strasburg talked to Dave Sheinin about his own decision to kick the tobacco habit during his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

Biebergate, sadly, is over. Randy Moss was asked about a report that he and his former quarterback, Tom Brady, fought about hair and the girliness of Brady's, prompting Moss' trade from New England to Minnesota. "Tom sent me a text today, man. Tom, I know you're watching buddy, but I appreciate that text."

It would be good to have a Google car, but it sounds cooler than it is.

By Cindy Boren  | October 12, 2010; 10:00 AM ET
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