04.29.06

Greg Maddux – Smarter Than He Looks (And He Doesn’t Look That Dumb)

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Ben Schwartz writes,


While the Cubs celebrate their defeat at the hands of Babe Ruth and the NY Yankees (even included in today’s pre-game highlight clips) back during the Roosevelt Administration, the NY Times was kind enough to write up Greg Maddux (above), king of the mind game.

“He does terrible interviews for a reason,” John Smoltz, his former teammate with the Atlanta Braves, said with an admiring chuckle. “Believe me, he knows a lot more about what he does than he lets on. He never wants anyone to know where he’s coming from.”

Conversely, Glendon Rusch might be just as brilliant as he looks. The Cubs starter has already allowed HR’s to Milwaukee’s Richie Weeks and Prince Fielder, with the Brewers leading 3-0 after two innings.

One Response to “Greg Maddux – Smarter Than He Looks (And He Doesn’t Look That Dumb)”

  1. ben schwartz says:

    Brewers beat the Cubs 16-2. I understand Jim Hendry has a special pre-game event planned for tomorrow where Prince Fielder will recreate today’s first inning home run with a ceremonial trot around the bases and Glendon Rusch waiting at home plate to shake his hand.

    Did Billy Corgan sing the Anthem today? From the score, it feels like it.

    Ben

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