U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) and Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia) teamed up to throw a party on Capitol Hill for Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox, who is retiring from baseball this year. There was, however, a rather unfortunate misspelling of Cox’s last name on the cake:
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, here’s what happened:
“Bobby and the players came to the Hill and spoke at our staff meeting. Immediately after the staff meeting, he and players posed for pictures and signed baseballs for our staff members. The scheduler and I then went to the Capitol to get ready for the reception. The catering company had delivered the cake and we immediately realized his last name was spelled incorrectly. The only people who saw it were me, the scheduler and unfortunately some media members who had arrived early and took pictures. We immediately started cutting the cake.”
(Isakson spokeswoman Sheridan) Watson said she informed a Braves spokesperson of what happened. She wasn’t sure if Cox ever was told.
And what happened to those pieces of cake that were cut out?
“We smeared the icing so you couldn’t make out what it said,” she said.
And then they were served.
Watson said officials from the catering company, Restaurant Associates, explained that they ordered the cake from a bakery that they don’t normally use and gave the order over the phone, but never specified how to spell the last name.
She also said the company plans to write a letter of apology to Cox.
Yes, thass right…they fixed the problem by cutting off the “cocks”.
And here I thought we’d never have another opportunity to use the “penis cake” tag again….