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O-Royals trade Ty Cobb to Legends09/22/2008 5:04 PM ET
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Omaha Royals announced today that Ty Cobb has been traded to the Lexington Legends. In exchange for the young Cobb, and in the spirit of the late Hall of Famer with the same moniker, the Royals will receive a bottle of Maker's Mark Kentucky Bourbon, a box of cigars and a copy of the 2003 film "Anger Management."
Cobb, who spent the 2008 season as the Royals marketing intern, will join Lexington's staff in October in the team's Marketing and Creative Services Departments.
The Legends are the Houston Astros' Class A affiliate in Lexington, Ky., and are a member of the South Atlantic League. Ivy Walls Management Company, which owns the Legends, is the majority owner of the Kansas City Royals' Triple-A affiliate in Omaha.
"Our staff had a tough time parting ways with a perfectly drinkable bourbon, but we're incredibly excited to have him join our team," said Legends general manager Andy Shea. "One of his first duties as a Kentuckian will be to visit the Maker's Mark distillery, so he can see first hand what we gave up for him, and exactly how much we value him in our company."
"We appreciate what Ty Cobb did for our franchise this season," said Royals general manager Martie Cordaro. "We wish him nothing but the best, and our staff will have a great time watching 'Anger Management'."