Opening Day .. about noon on Tues .. [probably stuck in traffic]
BOBBY COX .. headed to the yard [on the phone with The Meck] ..
Meck .. How does it feel pulling up to the stadium for another opening day ?
BC .. Opening Day is always one of the very special days of the season ..
All the energy starts flowing .. and the excitement .. It's always a sold out crowd ..
They'll have the anthems and the bands .. It's quite an extravaganza ..
It's fun .. The butterflies start flowing ..
Meck .. How many opening days is this for you ? It goes back to the
early 60's .. right buddy ?
BC .. Oh my .. I started .. My first year out was 1960 .. Yes .. So it's been 44 years ..
Meck .. Wow ..
BC .. Yes .. Quite a few .. They never change .. They are always the same .. Exciting ..
No matter if it's in the minor leagues or major leagues .. It's the same feeling ..
Meck .. Tell me about Russ Ortiz tonite .. An Incredible pitcher ..
BC .. Can't do any better than putting a 21 game winner out there ..
He's throwing the ball good .. He's the man ..
Meck .. How does it feel looking out there at your ole buddy ..
Your friend, you helped raise .. Tommy G ..
BC .. Well, Tommy Glavine .. We kinda got over that, seeing him in the other uniform
last year .. We saw him 3 or 4 times .. So, you know .. It's a little different this year ..
He's special .. He'll always be special in our hearts with the Braves organization ..
and when he goes to the Hall of Fame .. He'll have on that .. The big, big A on the hat ..
Meck .. Buddy, Thanks for your comments today .. on opening day ..
The Meck talking with Bobby Cox .. pulling up to the yard on this Tuesday .. [12:15]
BC .. Thanks Meck ..
Note .. 1st pitch tonite at 7:35 et .. [ Mets at Braves]
Filed by The Meck .. 1:15 pm Tues. Apr. 6, 2004 ..
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