Loudermilk: “As a Big Fan, this is Really Cool!”

Cassville, GA – State Senator and congressional candidate Barry Loudermilk today announced that Atlanta Braves legend Bobby Cox has endorsed Barry’s campaign for the United States Congress.

“As a lifelong baseball and Braves fan, it is hard to imagine a more exciting endorsement than one from the unparalleled Bobby Cox,” Barry said. “He is a great man, a great leader and a tremendous local business and civic champion in the 11th District. Desiree and I are really excited to have him on our team. Not to be such a gushing fan, but this is really cool!”

“A big part of my career was recognizing talent, and I can tell you that Barry has what it takes to be a great representative in Congress,” Cox said. “I am fired up to help him get elected, and I’m certain he will win and do more great things for Georgia and for our country. America is going through some difficult times, and now more than ever, we need tough leaders who won’t waiver in the fight to get this country back on track. Barry Loudermilk is that kind of leader.”

A biography of Bobby Cox seems superfluous for the residents of the 11th District, but Amazon.com says this about him in the cover notes of the incredible book, In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me

Known throughout baseball as a player’s manager, the legendary skipper has endeared himself to all who love the game. His constancy has been an anomaly in this fickle sports era, and In the Time of Bobby Cox is Lang Whitaker’s heartfelt exploration of the lessons he’s learned sitting at the master’s side . . .or, more accurately, sitting on his couch in front of the television.

The number of players who’ve hit the field for Cox is astonishing—and this book includes a list. From David Justice to Greg Maddux to Chipper Jones to Jason Heyward, Cox managed every kind of player and almost always got the most out of each one. He did it with patience, persistence, and faith. He did it by adapting, communicating, and, more often than any other manager, getting himself ejected. Whitaker didn’t think much of it at first, but, as the years rolled by, he realized he’d learned at least as much from Cox as players such as Andruw Jones had.

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