On Friday, Braves manager Brian Snitker commented about his friend, who has been battling health issues.
“I haven’t (had the chance to talk with him yet). I was really busy this morning,” Snitker said. “I’m going to try to get ahold of him when we’re done (speaking with reporters). I’ve done a couple videos for him. I just miss him every day he’s not here. I hate it for him. I hate it for us, the guys, because he’s a very valuable piece in this organization. The reason we’re the Braves, a big reason, is Bobby Cox. That’s why the Atlanta Braves are (who they are). So I just want to say happy birthday again to him.”