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A 'different' world for Braves this spring

New manager Fredi Gonzalez taking 'really careful' approach as he replaces Bobby Cox

Originally Published: February 28, 2011
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- He pulled into the manager's office by 5:30 on Sunday morning. Then Fredi Gonzalez sat at his desk and journeyed where only one Braves manager had ever gone before.

For 14 years, since Disney's Wide World of Sports first rose out of the Florida wilderness, just one man had ever occupied this manager's office, sat at this desk, jotted names on a lineup card. That man was the great Bobby Cox.

But on Sunday, it was Gonzalez's turn.

It was the first ...

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