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Posts tagged "Greg Maddux"

Anarchists' Brunch: Addressing The Symptoms

Anarchists' Brunch: Addressing The Symptoms
When it comes to its umpires and their strikezones, MLB can't even get their news dump right. You may not have caught it last night, on a Saturday night after all, but MLB sent out a directive to its managers to stop arguing so vehemently about balls and strikes. As we all know this is supposed to be a no-no of the highest order during a game, and it's supposed to result in an automatic ejection. But if you were a higher-up in baseball, and you saw more and more managers getting more and more angry about the way strikes are called and not called, would you conclude that it's simply managers have become more and more volatile? Only if you were totally looking the wrong way, you would...

The Maddux-Hendricks debate: Why both sides have it right...and wrong.

The Maddux-Hendricks debate:  Why both sides have it right...and wrong.
A little less than 30 years since the debut of a skinny 20 year old RHP named Greg Maddux made his debut, it seems Cubs fans are hopeful for a second coming in the form of 24 year old Kyle Hendricks, another pitcher with good command and a cerebral approach. That has brought about a... Read more »

Garza could learn a thing or two from Maddux

Garza could learn a thing or two from Maddux
It’s still early but one of the more perplexing players on the Cubs this season has been Matt Garza.  He’s been a complete contradiction on the mound.  On one hand, he’s been unhittable, as his 14+ strikeouts per 9 innings would attest, on the other hand, he’s been extremely hittable, as evidenced by his opponents batting average of... Read more »
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