Adrian Beltre, replay send Rangers to victory over Phillies

Instant replay still has its opponents, and probably always will. There were voters, after all, who thought Greg Maddux shouldn’t have been a unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame. And if every challenge this season is going to take more than two minutes, not to mention the time it takes for a manager to hear from the dugout if he should ask for a video review, more opponents...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Cox and Greg Maddux, together again

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox sat down together in the plaque gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame, a sense of awe etched on their faces. Both had been here before, but this visit was entirely different.
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chapman injury brings memories of Herb Score

After a baseball pitcher releases a pitch, if the batter crushes a line drive back at him he is like a man standing in front of a firing squad with no mask and no last cigarette. There is no time and no way to duck. He is a sitting duck. And if you are a hard thrower, like Aroldis Chapman, it is even worse because pitchers who throw at high velocity are off balance and falling away...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
28 days ago  |  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.
29 days ago  |  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.
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Orel Hershiser

For the next 26 days, DTTWLN  will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most exciting sports team that Cleveland has ever seen; the 1995 Cleveland Indians. The ’95 Tribe won 100 games in a strike-shortened 144 game schedule, won their first Central Division title and made the playoffs and World Series for the first time since 1954.  Six players made the American...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 17, 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

Lucas Sims stepping into No. 1 prospect spotlight

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tucked into the overlapping suburban sprawl that is Gwinnett County, just 40 minutes northwest of Atlanta's Turner Field, Lucas Sims grew up a short car ride from his best-case scenario. And for as long as he can remember, that scenario centered around playing baseball for the team on his parents' TV, watching and watching until he couldn't watch...
Via Fox Sports South
January 24, 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.
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No team logos on plaques for Maddux, La Russa

Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have logos on their Hall of Fame plaques. The decision was announced Thursday by the Hall, which said Joe Torre's plaque will have the logo of the New York Yankees. Plaques for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will have Atlanta Braves logos, and Frank Thomas' will have the logo of the Chicago White Sox. The six will be inducted during ceremonies...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa won't have any team's logo on Hall of Fame plaque

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have logos on their Hall of Fame plaques. The decision was announced Thursday by the Hall, which said Joe Torre’s plaque will have the logo of the New York Yankees. Plaques for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will have Atlanta Braves logos, and Frank Thomas‘ will have the logo of the Chicago White Sox. The six will be inducted...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux Will Not Wear Atlanta Braves Cap In Hall Of Fame Plaque

Most baseball fans associate Greg Maddux with the Atlanta Braves’ run of NL East dominance in the 1990s, but that won’t be reflected in Cooperstown. Maddux, a four-time Cy Young winner, will not wear a Braves cap  – or any cap, for that matter – in his Hall of Fame plaque. Instead, his cap will be blank, a nod to what he called his equal allegiances to the Braves and Chicago...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New Hall of Famer Maddux enjoys part-time baseball

Greg Maddux is enjoying his part-time role in baseball these days. The newly elected member in baseball's Hall of Fame said Thursday the ''best perk'' about his role as special assistant with the Texas Rangers is being able to spend time with his family and still get his baseball fix. Some of the Rangers' top pitching prospects were in the room, along with...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux will not enter Hall of Fame as an Atlanta Brave

Of the 23 illustrious seasons Greg Maddux pitched in the major leagues, majority of them came as a member of the Atlanta Braves, and it's also the team most baseball enthusiasts remember Maddux playing for.However, when Maddux officially enters the Hall of Fame this summer, he will not be going in as a Brave. In fact, the 355-game winner has chosen not to go with a team logo...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddux and LaRussa Decline Putting Logo on Hall of Fame Caps

((ht: And after an explanation understandable.2 of the 6 people set to be inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame this summer decided they would not choose one team logo over another to be placed on their plaque.Manager inductee Tony LaRussa and pitching legend and inductee Greg Maddux decided to pass on using one teams logo since they both represented...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddux, La Russa won't have logos on Hall caps

The Hall of Fame on Thursday announced cap selections that will appear on the plaques for the six-man 2014 class that will be inducted on July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y. Left-hander Tom Glavine and manager Bobby Cox will be inducted as Braves, first baseman Frank Thomas as a White Sox, and manager Joe Torre as a Yankee. Manager Tony La Russa and right-hander Greg Maddux will have no...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux' Hall of Fame Plaque Will Have No Logo

Greg Maddux, who had good-to-great years with the Cubs and fantastic years with the Atlanta Braves, will not have either team's logo on his Hall of Fame plaque. Not just because I'm a fan of Maddux, and a Cubs fan, but because I think this could set a good precedent going forward, I'm very pleased with Maddux' decision. Hall of Fame induction is supposed to celebrate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddux fine going into HOF with no team on cap

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Greg Maddux, whose Hall of Fame career was highlighted by pitching success with both the Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs, will go into the HOF this summer without a team logo on his cap. Maddux, who is a special assistant to Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, talked about the decision after the HOF made its announcement Thursday. The Hall of Fame makes the decision...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: It’s time to retire Andre Dawson’s number

It’s been four years since the Baseball Writers Association of America elected former Chicago Cub Andre Dawson to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Yet the Cubs have not yet honored The Hawk by retiring his #8.  According to an article from Jan. 10, 2010, the team would retire his number if he were to go into the Hall of Fame wearing a Cubs hat instead of a Montreal...
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Charging the Mound with Brad – Week 1

Congrats to the great Greg Maddux and his longtime teammate and friend Tom Glavine, as well as to Frank Thomas, on entering the Hall of Fame. I’d like to offer a pat on the back to the Baseball Writers Association of America for getting it 75 percent right this year after the mistake of 2013. A special shout out to Bob Sansevere and Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press for...
Via Brush Back Pitch
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Glavine Should Not be in the Hall of Fame

Many of you may, or may not agree with me, but I believe that while, Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux should be elected to the hall of fame of baseball, Tom Glavine should not. Do not get me wrong, he had a spectacular career, 300 wins is a great achievement. It is just that, when I think of a hall of fame player, I think dominance, as in, dominated the sport for a period during their...
Via Sports Mockery
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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