Cox thinking about retirement
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bobby Cox is beginning to think about retirement. While he hasn’t made a final decision, the longtime Atlanta Braves manager said Saturday that he might step aside after two more seasons. “I feel great. I still love it,” Cox said after a spring training game. “But there comes a time when you have to think about doing something else.” What that is, Cox has no idea. He stressed that he’s merely considering his options and hasn’t decided for sure to walk away from the game after the 2008 season. “There’s nothing definite,” he said. “If I make up my mind to do it, that will be it. It doesn’t matter how well we do these next two years.” Also: Mark Prior and Kerry Wood will make their spring training debuts Monday when the Chicago Cubs play Seattle. Both pitchers are coming off injury-shortened seasons. Prior was beset by shoulder problems and was put on the disabled list three times in 2006. Wood sustained a partially torn rotator cuff that ended his season in July. … Barry Bonds stayed home with the flu, missing spring training workouts because of the same illness that has affected several San Francisco Giants players the past two weeks. Cox, who turns 66 in May, has managed the Braves since midway through the 1990 season. The following year, he guided Atlanta from worst to first to launch an unprecedented streak of 14 straight division titles. Including an earlier four-year stint with the Braves and four seasons as Toronto’s manager, Cox has a career record of 2,171-1,686. He is the fifth-winningest manager in baseball history, trailing only Connie Mack, John McGraw, Tony La Russa and Sparky Anderson.