Somehow, they didn’t call him “Booby”

The Dodgers know Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will be with the team when they visit Dodger Stadium for a four-game series June 3-6. They may even bake him a cake.

Probably not like the one that Cox, who’ll retire after this season, received when senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) wanted to make note of his 50 years in baseball when the Braves were in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.


Then it was “fixed” with the slice of a knife:


Jeff Schultz of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (and formerly of the Daily News) reports on his blog (linked here) that an Isakson’s spokesperson confessed to the mistake:

“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.”

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.

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