Today marks a sad anniversary, as well as a franchise-altering one. And Aug. 12 also marks one of the most bizarre games in Braves history: Five years ago tonight, we … Continue Reading Aug. 12 a day rich in #Braves history
One of baseball’s great minds, and a Braves legend, is now working for the Dodgers. It’s inexcusable that Greg Maddux isn’t working here. Hell, if I had my way he’d … Continue Reading Why is Mad Dog not with the #Braves?
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 … Continue Reading In our dreams
I just heard Mike Lupica repeat the popular myth that Mad Dog was not very effective in October, that only hard throwers dominate in the postseason. Oh really? Maddux had … Continue Reading Myth: Maddux & Glavine struggled in postseason
Forty seven years ago tomorrow, Mad Dog and David Justice were born. It’s also Steve Avery’s birthday, though he’s four years younger than his ex-teammates. If it fell on a … Continue Reading April 14, 1966 was a great day for Braves fans
I’m 90 percent sure his Twitter profile pic is a joke. That there is even 10 percent doubt makes Greg Maddux even more endearing. No move — except signing J. Upton, … Continue Reading What makes Mad Dog the coolest guy ever?
It’s a crime that Greg Maddux isn’t employed by the organization that knows him best. How do you let that mind work for another team? Craig Kimbrel is the latest … Continue Reading Hire Mad Dog now!
The greatest pitcher of his generation has joined Twitter: @realcj10 Hello Larry — greg maddux (@31gregmaddux) March 14, 2013 I wonder if serving as Team USA’s pitching coach has given … Continue Reading Mad Dog joins Twitter
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. … Continue Reading Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?
“This one hurts,” said Gene Michael, the general manager of the Yankees, who did manage to trade for Jim Abbott on Sunday. “He’s the best one out there. I never … Continue Reading 20 years ago, the Bravos signed the best pitcher we’ll ever see
By now you’ve seen Ichiro’s nimble avoidance of Matt Wieters to score the first Yankees run Monday night. Did it remind you of this? (h/t Buster Olney)
Medlen is on about as good a run as any Atlanta Braves pitcher ever, maybe any pitcher ever. After some (admittedly limited) research, I found a similar stretch composed by … Continue Reading Med Dog, meet Mad Dog and Gibby
I’m downright giddy watching Kris Medlen twirl yet another gem. He’s not Greg Maddux — never will be. No one will. But he’s the closest facsimile we’ve seen since Mad … Continue Reading The Junior Maddux
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 … Continue Reading An antidote to sympathetic reportage of Roger Cheater’s ‘comeback’
There’s a reason the Cubs are the Cubs. Failing to re-sign Greg Maddux, who took less money to play for the Bravos (one of the many, many cool things about … Continue Reading Why isn’t Larry Himes universally recognized as the stupidest GM ever?
JJ may just need to clear his head, writes Mark Bradley, who spoke with the now-Gwinnett Brave after his last start in Atlanta. “A lot of people get on me … Continue Reading JJ and Mad Dog
Here’s a question I hope someone with the time and inclination can answer: The news of Chipper’s retirement means the Braves, in all likelihood, will send four players and one … Continue Reading Five HOF’ers in one decade
On this day it’s nice to remember our favorite team didn’t have to cheat to win. Okay, that has nothing to do with Christmas but Rowland is cheap so a … Continue Reading Merry Christmas from Rowland
I had been a little unclear as to who was eligible when so thanks to DOB for clearing it up. Not only will Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine surely be … Continue Reading Cooperstown 2014
Maddux‘s deal expires in December. He received a message from Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts last weekend, but said they have been playing phone tag so far. Maddux is not sure … Continue Reading Bring back Mad Dog