Maddux and Glavine in the Fall Classic

If Clayton Kershaw struggles at any time in the World Series you're likely to hear how much Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine struggled in the postseason, even if it's not true. While it's true that neither was as dominant as they were in the regular season, they were still solid. Maddux had a 3.27 ERA... Continue Reading →

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In our dreams

Respected pitching coach Mike Maddux has left the Rangers, along with his less famous little brother Greg. Mad Dog should be in the Braves organization. Period. If I had my druthers he'd replace Fredi, with older bro Mike as pitching coach. Too bad there's little chance of that happening.

Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?

I'm thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN's ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually underrated Knucksie, #100 overall. Not so much with the highest-ranked pitcher: Roger Clemens. ESPN cautions its list is a "judgment-free zone where Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and even Pete Rose are welcome." (Rose debased the game but earned every one of his... Continue Reading →

An antidote to sympathetic reportage of Roger Cheater’s ‘comeback’

Any credibility the Astros and Royals organizations had -- and I'm not sure they had any -- vanished Saturday night when they dispatched scouts to watch a 50-year-old cheater pitch to the likes of Joey Gathright and guys who will never be half as good as Chris Woodward. Likewise, any scribe who doesn't treat Clemens'... Continue Reading →

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