Braves manager Bobby Cox, 66, has been tossed 130 times in his 26-year career. He needs just two more ejections to break the record set by Hall of Famer John McGraw. How close is the volcanic veteran to his next eruption? SI's Coxometer tells all.
AS HIS team's play took a turn for the worse (the Braves have dropped eight of 13), so did Cox's mood. The skipper argued a call at first on May 23 against the Mets but not vehemently enough to get tossed. Apparently he was just saving it up for the weekend. Cox had to manage the late innings on both last Friday and Saturday against the Phillies from the tunnel: On Friday he was run for arguing balls and strikes; on Saturday a fair/foul call did him in. That left him one tantrum from tying McGraw. "I don't want to talk about the record," he grumbled. But with a series against the first-place Brewers coming up, he might not have a choice.