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In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox looks on during a baseball game against the  Florida Marlins at Turner Field, in Atlanta. Atlanta leads the race for the NL wild-card berth and Cox said another playoff run would be the perfect sendoff in his final season as manager. During his quarter-century with the Braves he led them to a run of 14 straight division titles beginning in 1991, including the 1995 World Series title. (AP Photo/John Amis)
Photo by: John Amis
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox looks on during a baseball game against the Florida Marlins at Turner Field, in Atlanta. Atlanta leads the race for the NL wild-card berth and Cox said another playoff run would be the perfect sendoff in his final season as manager. During his quarter-century with the Braves he led them to a run of 14 straight division titles beginning in 1991, including the 1995 World Series title. (AP Photo/John Amis)

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