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Greg Maddux is on Twitter. And he looks … interesting

Mar 14, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

I don’t care how bad he looks here. He’s still my favorite pitcher of all time. And he can drop in a cutter on the black and make you look like a fool.

 

  1. dondada10 - Mar 14, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    Also a huge Maddux fan. Lost in his numbers is the fact that he was a stud fielder at his position.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:28 PM

      He won a gold glove like 15 out of 17 seasons. I think his fielding prowess is pretty well known.

      • franklb - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM

        Dude had 18 GGs. Most of anyone all time – more than Brooksie or Kitty Kaat.

    • carbydrash - Mar 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      SOmething else I recently realized:

      Did he ever on the DL? Ever? After his rookie season, he started at least 33 games in every non-strike year until his retirement. I haven’t looked through his game logs, but it appears that he never went on the DL once. That is…amazing.

      • carbydrash - Mar 15, 2013 at 10:48 AM

        EDIT:

        He went on the disabled list *once*. In April 6th, 2002, he was placed on the 15 day disabled list retroactive to March 26th. He made his first start on the team’s 11th game of the season, and ended up making 34 starts.

  2. ramrene - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Maddux was THE MAN!

    * Winningest pitcher since the Korean War
    * Pitched a complete game shutout in 99-pitches or less 13-times! The next cloest guy had 7. There’s an undergound movement to call a complete game shutout in 99-pitches or less a “Maddux”.

    Dude was THE MAN!

    • franklb - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:38 PM

      The Maddux has become my all-time favorite statistic. He’s the all-time leader; second place isn’t all that close:

      http://groundballwitheyes.blogspot.com/2012/04/maddux.html

  3. megary - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    He’s always been the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie of baseball.

    • fm31970 - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:16 AM

      Has he been making himself a better citizen?

      Bender rules.

    • 2077james - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:15 AM

      Thumb up for the Breakfast Club reference. Maddux also gets a thumb up for that jumper… assuming he’s wearing it ironically. I hope he’s wearing it ironically!

  4. bobulated - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    One of the best things about Maddux was he looked liked an accountant or middle management type guy who had wandered into the park, put on a uni, then went out to the mound and turned into a cold, precision strike throwing machine.

  5. jfian24 - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Ah! I love me some Maddux and that ultra-dorky picture makes me love him even more.

  6. Jason Lukehart - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM

    Greg joining Twitter can only help the chances of him finding out about The Maddux and declaring me one of his dearest friends.

  7. franklb - Mar 14, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    The Cubs wouldn’t print in the press guide what Maddux wrote in his questionnaire as his hobby.

    There’s also the story of what Maddux did to the ball with which Chipper Jones got his first major league hit.

    I believe the operative expression is “crude but effective”.

  8. romoscollarbone - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Chicks dig the long ball.

    • franklb - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      One of the all-time great Nike commercials. I’m guessing (without checking) that it’s the only commercial in history with two (future) 300-game winners in it. Certainly the only commercial in history with two (future) 300-game winners in it, and Heather Locklear.

      • danaking - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:18 AM

        I’d never seen it before! Makes me like Maddux and Glavine even more. I stayed a Braves fan for years after moving away from Atlanta just to watch them and Smoltz pitch. Greatest sustains group of starters in my lifetime, and the kind of guys that seemed like they’d be fun to hang out with, too. (Glavine’s great in the commercial. “Have you seen Mark?”

  9. yahmule - Mar 14, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Greatest pitcher of his era and almost certainly the best free agent signing in history.

  10. thesportsguru7 - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    As a die hard Phillies fan…I love Greg Maddux.

  11. indaburg - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Seriously love this sweater. Sammy Sosa’s sweater is jealous.

    • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:28 PM

      Uh, no.

      (BTW, I seriously almost posted: “I’d hit that” to be funny.)

      • indaburg - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:39 PM

        LMAO

      • paperlions - Mar 14, 2013 at 9:03 PM

        …..to be funny………riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        Excuse me, Professor. I love your sweater. Will you sign my shirt? he he

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        Pete Rose’s wife’s sweater is better than Greg Maddux’s.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:34 PM

        But not better than my signed shirt.

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:44 PM

        I bet your signed shirt is yellow.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM

        Hot pink

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:51 PM

        That’s worse. I am STUNNED (stunned I tell you!) that you didn’t go for Sammy Sosa’s “jaundiced yellow”. Opportunity missed

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:55 PM

        I’m not as smooth as Sammy. Alas, I cannot wear ochre. I look better in jewel tones. Sammy is in a class beyond me.

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:58 PM

        “jewel tones”??. . . I’m not entirely sure what those are . . . Think Sammy would know?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        Yes, cretin. Sammy would know.

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM

        So this is like a serious character flaw, then? Me not knowing what “jewel tones” are?

        Shoot. I knew I shouldn’t have slept through all those art classes I took.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:10 PM

        Sigh. We don’t expect more of you beavermen — we know if it’s not fur or snow camo, you are at a loss.

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:13 PM

        Hey! We good at the forrest green, whatever colour our sled dogs are, and the blue you get from a just-cleaned shotgun barrel. We like those colours too.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:17 PM

        Stop. Sammy, where are you?

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:29 PM

        Bundles up somewhere in cuddly ochre, contemplating his ever lightening complexion.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:32 PM

        Ochre, did you say? You’ve suddenly become so attractive. Can I buy you a drink?

      • cur68 - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:36 PM

        I’ll have a k-1 vodka tonic over ice with a lemon twist…make that two. In fact I’ve had a couple of those already.

        And, due to the afore mentioned vodka, I misspelled “Bundled” with “Bundles” thus implying that it was I who was in this funny yellow colour. I meant to imply that it was your beau, Sammy doing all that.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 11:39 PM

        Oh, well then, nevermind.

      • 2077james - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:24 AM

        Wow, this threads gone decidedly fruity. Did I type hardballstalk into my address bar by accident?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        Oooh, who’s getting stalked? I wanna see.

  12. tfbuckfutter - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    The weird thing is….if he had the glasses on from the front page picture, he could totally pass as edgy and cool.

    Throw a PBR in his left hand and he’d be banging tatted up 19 year old girls left and right.

    • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM

      Show him your tramp stamp.

      • tfbuckfutter - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:41 PM

        The hobo bindle I have tattooed on my lower back?

        Holy shit.

        I know what I’m going to talk my wife into getting tattooed next time she’s super drunk.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 14, 2013 at 10:52 PM

        Greg Maddux in a reindeer sweater?

  13. eoneil32 - Mar 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    My favorite pitcher of all time too.

  14. kws001 - Mar 15, 2013 at 7:26 AM

    I wouldn’t dare make fun of his sweater. He had the best control I’ve ever seen and if he aims for your ear hole, he’s not gonna miss…

  15. professormaddog31 - Mar 15, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I’ve known about his twitter account for a while now and I had hoped it would remain a secret for my own stupid reasons.

    Some people still aren’t convinced it’s actually his account, and to that I say “pfft.” You know it’s his because he trolls his own children, he talks about food, he posted the sweater pic and if you know anything about Greg you must know that he has the worst fashion sense of any man ever, I have literally dozens of bad sweater photos and even worse polo shirt photos to prove it. I had said a long time ago to my friends that if he ever had a twitter account, it would be the most boring account ever and I was right. But years of comprehensive Maddux study would do that.

    Also he’s been endorsed by Murph, the king of twitter. That should prove it even if you don’t understand the clues given above.

    And I’m going to out myself now and say it doesn’t matter what he wears, he is still the most attractive man who ever lived, and I don’t care what anyone says.

    (Now everyone knows.)

  16. jiminthebay - Mar 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    cut it out , you guys.

  17. sulli8909 - Mar 15, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Also was extremely handy with the bat. He was consistently efficient over his hall of fame career in every category you could ask of a pitcher. I doubt there will ever be another pitcher like him.

  18. forsch31 - Mar 15, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    Hey, it’s Tim Conway….

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