Bobby Cox joins Future Stars game, Miss Girley Reed remembered

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Remember our post Tuesday detailing the plans for the first-ever exhibition game between the Atlanta Braves and it’s minor league counterpart, the Gwinnett Braves set for April 3 at Coolray Field in Gwinnett County? Well, to paraphrase that omnipresent Perfect Meatloaf Pan TV commercial beloved by insomniacs the world over, but wait, there’s more! On Tuesday, the Braves front office announced that legendary Braves skipper Bobby Cox is coming out of retirement for the day to manage the Gwinnett Braves Future Stars as they take on current Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez and the MLB downtown team.

Current Atlanta and Gwinnett Braves season ticket holders can score a $5 discount on tickets to the game and will enjoy an all-access pass to the festivities throughout the day, including a dugout Q&A with Braves executive vice-president Frank Wren. Tickets can be purchased through the official Gwinnett Braves website.

 

QUOTE, UNQUOTE

“I’m not really sure I understand the plot of the upcoming movie ‘The Vow.’ If I woke up in a hospital and Channing Tatum said he was my husband, I think I’d just go with it.”

— Former B 98.5 FM morning show producer and upcoming “Three Stooges” background artist  Will Gara on Facebook, musing about the premise of the upcoming big screen drama starring Rachel McAdams as a woman who awakens from a coma following a car accident and becomes horrified when she’s informed she’s married to a random hot dude played by Tatum who apparently removes his shirt frequently.

 

TRANSITIONS

Atlanta singer Francine Reed called to share some sad news with us: Miss Girley Reed, the beloved matriarch of the Reed Family Singers has passed away at age 91 in Phoenix. Atlantans will fondly remember Miss Girley for routinely upstaging her talented children Francine, Margo, Mellody and Michael at shows here at the downtown Ritz-Carlton and at Libby’s Cabaret when the singing siblings invited mama up to the stage at the end of the performance and she would proceed to bring the house down with her signature number “You Made Me Love You.” Francine, Margo and Michael will honor Miss Girley tonight during a tribute concert at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix. “People always ask where we got our love of music and it started with mom,” Francine told us. “She was truly one of a kind. I was so happy after I moved to Atlanta that people here got to meet her and love her too. And she loved all that attention too, don’t you know!” Thankfully, Miss Girley’s performance of “You Made Me Love You” is immortalized as a duet with daughter Margo featured on the 2005 CD, The Reed Family Album.

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