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Posted: 11:16 am EDT May 5, 2010
Updated: 6:19 am EDT May 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was being honored by U.S. Senators on Tuesday, staffers spent time trying to smear out an offensive misspelling on his cake.
Sources told Channel 2 Action News reporter Scott MacFarlane that the official Senate bakery handled the task of baking the cake that was supposed to say, “Thanks for 50 great years Bobby Cox.”
Instead, someone misspelled Cox’s last name – making it an offensive word.
MacFarlane said there was open speculation that a Braves-hating baker was responsible. Quite a few Nationals and Phillies fans work there.
Cox did not see the embarrassing misspelling. Staffers did try to smear it off, MacFarlane said, but once they realized they made it worse, they cut the piece out and threw it away.
The misspelling didn't damper Cox's feelings about being honored by the Senators. He said being personally honored by U.S. Senators was more meaningful than the Braves White House honor after 1995 World Series.
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