Looking Ahead to The Hall of Fame Class of 2015

What’s interesting about the Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is the same thing that got us excited about the Class of 2014…there are some definite no-brainers, shoe-ins if you will. Truth is, I don’t know if the Hall of Fame has had back-to-back-to-back years (yup, already looking your way, 2016!) with so many quality, legitimate first ballot candidates. But, as was the case the...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Caray: Reflecting on Braves' Hall of Fame trio checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Chip, certain a big weekend for the Braves with Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox being enshrined in the Hall of Fame. As someone who has been around this franchise for nearly 10 years now, what do you believe it means to this fan base and the...
Via Fox Sports South
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network to Air Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This Sunday, MLB Network will air one of baseball’s great summer events when the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is inducted. It’ll be an Atlanta Braves theme as Bobby Cox, Tommy Glavine and Greg Maddux will be entering the Hall along with Frank Thomas, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre. In addition, writer Roger Angell, Texas Rangers voice Eric Nadel and long-time NBC voice Joe...
Via Fang's Bites
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Ready for Huge Weekend

Last year’s Hall of Fame class was a bummer.  Crowds were estimated at 2,500, but many reports numbered it might have even been in the hundreds. That’s not about to happen this year, as people are already making the pilgrimage to see managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre go in alongside first ballot guys Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine on Sunday.  Sure...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tony Oliva with VoteTonyO

Sunday, Cooperstown will welcome a handful of new members…managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre and players Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine.  Absent, once again, from Hall of Fame induction weekend, is former Minnesota Twins great and 2014 Hall of Very Good inductee Tony Oliva. And that doesn’t sit well with Erin Murphy and the folks from VoteTonyO. HOVG: ...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Three new DRIVEN episodes air tonight!

Don't have anything to watch with no baseball tonight? I've set my DVR for these three DRIVEN episodes and I'm especially excited to see the one on Tom Glavine. He was my favorite for many years...until he went to the Mets, and that was the absolute WORST (at the time). Now I understand more about the business of baseball, but I still hate that he went to our biggest...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Burdette (and the mini-Lew)

Since today is a day with absolutely no baseball, I thought it’d be cool to propose a new statistic – or, rather an updated take on a relatively new one. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Maddux. Invented in 2012 by Jason Lukehart, the criteria for a Maddux is simple: Throw a complete game in under 100 pitches.  Easy, right? Not so – the career leader in Madduxes is…Greg Maddux...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX Sports South debuts three Braves DRIVEN episodes July 17

ATLANTA -- FOX Sports South, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut three special DRIVEN episodes highlighting the renowned careers of Atlanta Braves legends Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux on Thursday, July 17. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, the premiere of DRIVEN -- Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame Career will kick-off seven straight hours of DRIVEN programming. Maddux's illustrious...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Fail: Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux gave rookies golden showers

An ESPN The Magazine piece can now reveal:Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux used to mosey up to rookies in the shower, engage them in conversation and, while pretending to listen to them talk, secretly pee down their legs.Friggin' weirdo.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux used to do what to rookies in the shower?

By all means, Greg Maddux is one of the finest pitchers our generation has ever seen. And this is why the right-hander will enter the Hall of Fame later this month in just his first year of eligibility.But it seems Maddux was much more than an excellent pitcher during his playing days. He was also a wizard at terrorizing rookies in the clubhouse. Specifically, in the shower.Here...
Via Bush League Chronicle
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux did gross shower prank on rookies

Greg Maddux: World class pitcher. Soon-to-be-enshrined player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary prankster. Shower urinator. The last two notable aspects of Maddux’s public persona go hand-in-hand — and hand in … never mind — as the pantheon of great Greg Maddux stories has received a rather unsanitary addition related to the pitcher’s propensity […] The post Greg...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

A Lamb In The K Bin, A Tiger In The ERA Room

If you take enough shrooms, you start to dream about how Rick Porcello is from the magical land of Zeranok, where Buehrles and Moyers can cruise 15 MPH below the speed limit. Off shrooms, you just see Zeranok as zero ERA, no K. Yesterday's 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 0 Ks was solid, great, adjective. Hard to not get excited about a complete game shutout, but I'm gonna try...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget baseball. There are not enough people in life like Tony Gwynn

Trying to describe the enormous loss of Tony Gwynn is an enormously lost cause. It's like you woke up one morning and Balboa Park was gone. Or Moonlight Beach. Or any other San Diego landmark that fell somewhere between a civic treasure and a natural resource. Tony Gwynn was both. He was up there somewhere between the moon and the stars in our world. Or, as Padres executive chairman...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux once had an awesome Tony Gwynn quote

The baseball world was mourning the passing of one of its most beloved players on Monday, as San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn lost his battle with cancer at the age of 54. Gwynn, a Hall of Famer and 15-time All Star, is one of the greatest pure hitters to ever play the game. Greg […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

19 awesome facts you need to know about Tony Gwynn

Baseball lost one of its all-time greats on Monday with the passing of San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn. Gwynn was only 54, finally succumbing to a four-year struggle with cancer of the salivary gland. There have already been plenty of tributes written to Gwynn’s talent and character, and there will surely be many, many more. He was the best pure hitter of his era, making an...
Via The Outside Corner
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nine amazing facts from the career of Tony Gwynn

Sadly, we lost Hall of Fame outfielder Tony Gwynn this week to cancer. Gwynn was without question the best pure hitter in the game of baseball in the 1980s and 1990s. The numbers he out up are staggering, especially considering he played in an era that was increasingly dominated by big swings and steroid home runs. Here are nine incredible facts and stats from the career of Tony...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A Tribute to Tony Gwynn

Today, the MLB world lost a true legend in every sense of the word. San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn lost his battle with salivary gland cancer at the age of 54. He leaves behind a wife and two children and a legacy no one can duplicate. July 19, 1982, a 22-year-old from San Diego was drafted by the Padres in the third round. Not long after that Mr. Padre was born… In 20 big...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux throwing out first pitch for Rangers

Greg Maddux, who will be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, will throw out the first pitch on Opening Day for the Texas Rangers.
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux throwing 1st pitch at Rangers opener

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Greg Maddux will throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Texas Rangers season opener.
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #31

The Cubs didn’t do so hot in yesterday’s game, the Cactus League opener and the very first official spring training game at the new Cubs Park.  The home team lost 5-2, but at least they were up 2-0 when the Cubs I really cared about where in the game.  Jeff Samardzija pitched well enough in front of scouts, so hopefully that means whenever he’s traded the Cubs get a bounty...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Doing More With Less

A part of the allure of Greg Maddux was how he was able to post an above-league average K/9 during the prime years of his career despite not having the velocity of many of his peers. He was the epitome of sacrificing velocity for movement and location in a time when pitchers were observed peeking […]
Via Fangraphs
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

An Inning with Greg Maddux’s Command

Something somebody once said about Greg Maddux is he could throw a ball into a teacup. I don’t know why a teacup was chosen to represent a small target, but it certainly conveys the intended idea. Something somebody else said about pitchers is this: “And don’t believe it when you hear that a pitcher can throw the […]
Via Fangraphs
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux not going into Hall of Fame as Atlanta Brave

Greg Maddux’s Hall of Fame plaque will not have an Atlanta Braves logo on it because the pitching great did not want to disrespect the time he spent with the Chicago Cubs. The Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday what team’s logo would go on the cap that appears on the plaque of each […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux will not go into hall as a member of the Atlanta Braves

In a move that will surprise some, Greg Maddux has opted to go into Baseball’s Hall of Fame without a team’s logo on his plaque. Maddux is thrilled that his plaque will not feature a logo of the Atlanta Braves or Chicago Cubs. “My wife Kathy and I grew up in baseball in Chicago, and then we had just an amazing experience in Atlanta with the Braves. It’s impossible for me...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux’s Hall of Fame plaque will not feature a team logo

As a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan, it pains me that Greg Maddux won't have a Braves logo on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Via Gamedayr
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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