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Bobby Cox’s Cocks Cakegate: They Cut The Cocks Off Bobby Cox(‘s Cake) (With Video)

By now I am sure you have read about the little snafu that occurred when Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cocks traveled to D.C. to be honored by senators at the Dirksen Senate Building and the U.S. Capitol for his 50-plus years in baseball. Yeah, they spelled his name “Cocks” on the cake.

Said Cox:

“I’m taken aback right now,” Cox said. “It’s so nice of them to do something like this. It’s a true honor. It hasn’t hit me what I have accomplished. Even the retirement won’t hit me until the last game or two. I’ll have a chance to reflect on it after I retire. It’s not just me. The Braves are a great organization.”

An honor indeed. One would suspect that those in charge would ensure that his named was spelled correctly on the damn cake. But I digress.

You see, this is where the story gets a little conspiratorial. Everyone is passing the buck about who was responsible for the gaffe. Jeff Schultz from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tried getting to the bottom of the conspiracy by contacting a member of the staff of one of the senators who hosted the event, Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

The spokesperson’s story, what happened to the cake and an amusing video follow.

I just spoke to Sheridan Watson, Isakson’s spokesperson, who confirmed the gaffe and gave this accounting of the day’s events: “Bobby and the players came to the Hill and spoke at our staff meeting. Immediately after the staff meeting, he and players posed for pictures and signed baseballs for our staff members. The scheduler and I then went to the Capitol to get ready for the reception. The catering company had delivered the cake and we immediately realized his last name was spelled incorrectly. The only people who saw it were me, the scheduler and unfortunately some media members who had arrived early and took pictures. We immediately started cutting the cake.”

Watson said she informed a Braves spokesperson of what happened. She wasn’t sure if Cox ever was told.

And what happened to those pieces of cake that were cut out?

“We smeared the icing so you couldn’t make out what it said,” she said.

And then they were served.

Would you look at that? They cut the guy’s friggin’ cocks off! That ain’t right.

Yeah, that’s all I got. A couple of cocks jokes. Ooh! I do have an amusing video to show you too, courtesy of Hardball Talk. Enjoy.

The music really ties the video together.

Senators pay tribute to Cox in Washington [MLB.com]
Cake honoring Bobby Cox has unfortunate misspelling (UPDATED) [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
The “Bobby Cocks” cake: Now with video! [Hardball Talk]