Ned Yost media session: July 24, 2014
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer will miss another game because of a bruised right hand as Kansas City opens a four-game series with Cleveland at Kauffman Stadium on Thursday. Hosmer, who was hit by a pitch in the opening inning by Jon Lester in the series finale on Sunday in Boston, started Wednesday’s afternoon affair against the White Sox but was removed because he lacked strength in his hand, according to manager Ned Yost. The situation remains day-to-day.
This weekend in Cooperstown, N.Y., six people will have their names enshrined in the Hall of Fame, including Bobby Cox, who Yost worked under from 1991-2002 as the bullpen coach and then as the third base coach in Atlanta. Ned recalled Cox’s ability to remember everybody’s name, from the parking lot attendant to everyone he passed on the way to the clubhouse and eventually the field.
Yost acknowledged the talent Atlanta had during their run of 14 consecutive division titles from 1991-2005 but said the players played so well for Bobby because of the respect they had for him.
Yost also said Cox’s ability to not hold a grudge helped him to be so successful as well. “Something would happen and Bobby would be over it just like that.”
Cox will be inducted this weekend with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.