Greg Maddux And Tom Glavine Came Up With "Chicks Dig The Long Ball"

It's been 16 years since Wieden+Kennedy's famous Nike ad featuring Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Mark McGwire, so some of you might actually be too young to remember it. If so, take it in (the rest of us don't mind watching it again): » 8/08/14 10:09am 8/08/14 10:09am

The Scouting Reports Said Greg Maddux Shouldn't Have Been So Awesome

A scouting report of Greg Maddux from 1985, the year before his first call-up, is making the rounds today. It's funny because the scout declared Maddux was "not strong enough to be a starter," and we all know how that turned out. » 7/28/14 5:22pm 7/28/14 5:22pm

Greg Maddux Makes Fart Joke During His HOF Induction Speech

Greg Maddux keeps the Greg Maddux Stories rolling with the ol' lighting-your-own farts-on-fire-with-your-brother gag. Never change, you magnificent weirdo. » 7/27/14 4:15pm 7/27/14 4:15pm

There's A Tiny Grammatical Error On Greg Maddux's HOF Plaque

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Greg Maddux Had A Running Gag Where He Insulted A Reporter's Mother

Since he was voted into the Hall of Fame, there's been a bit of a cottage industry of Weirdo Greg Maddux stories and, flood the market, we say; the more Maddux stories the better. Yahoo's Tim Brown has a nice profile of Maddux that you should check out, but we'd like to point out the part where Maddux and another… » 7/27/14 10:53am 7/27/14 10:53am

Rookies Had Good Reason To Fear Showering With Greg Maddux

Tucked away in this ESPN The Magazine piece on athletes in communal locker-room showers was a Greg Maddux story, delightful even by the high standards of Greg Maddux stories: » 7/11/14 1:20pm 7/11/14 1:20pm

As Greg Maddux Stories Go, This Is A Hard On To Top

When Greg Maddux was elected to the Hall of Fame today (thanks in part to you!!) the news was less that he'd made it, but that someone hadn't voted for him. We're in the second wave now: Maddux stories. Like his arm, they're better than most. » 1/08/14 9:44pm 1/08/14 9:44pm

Here's An Awesome Story About Greg Maddux

Yahoo Sports' Tim Brown just posted a nice column about Greg Maddux, and it is is full of the kind of anecdotes that have always made reading columns and profiles about Maddux so damn satisfying. One in particular caught our attention: » 1/08/14 5:58pm 1/08/14 5:58pm

Greg Maddux Taught Me How To Watch Baseball

Having purchased a Hall of Fame ballot, which we filled out in accordance with the wishes of our readers, we're reviewing the merits—and relative lack of merits—of all 36 players on this year's ballot. All entries in the series can be found here. » 12/30/13 2:57pm 12/30/13 2:57pm

Hall Of Fame Expert Predicts Only One Player Will Make It This Year

Bill Deane is a former senior research associate at the Baseball Hall of Fame. For more than three decades, he's been predicting who'll make it into the HOF, who won't, and what their vote percentages will be. On borderline cases—those within 10 percent of the 75-percent cutoff—he's batting .806. So who does Deane… » 12/17/13 4:11pm 12/17/13 4:11pm

A Non-Exhaustive List Of People MLB Has Not Suspended For 211 Games

Major League Baseball has suspended Alex Rodriguez for 211 games. There are, however, many people who haven't been suspended for 211 games. Here are a few of them: » 8/05/13 5:40pm 8/05/13 5:40pm

Greg Maddux Is On Twitter, Maybe, And He's Wonderful

No official word yet on whether this Twitter account really belongs to Greg Maddux, top-10 greatest pitcher ever and lovely-Christmas-sweater-haver. We hope very much that it is real. » 3/14/13 6:20pm 3/14/13 6:20pm

Would Any Names Shock You At This Point?

Now that A-Rod's been outed as a 2003 steroid user, many are wondering when the other 103 names on that not-so-mysterious list will be revealed. Would any player's name surprise you? » 2/09/09 1:45pm 2/09/09 1:45pm

Greg Maddux Is Taking His 355 Wins And Going Home

Greg Maddux, 42, will be officially retiring from baseball at the winter meetings on Monday. Maddux, who finished last season coming out of the bullpen for the Dodgers, was essentially a mop-up man as LA lost to the Phillies in the NLDS. It's a shame, really, because those Flomax and Depends endorsements were right… » 12/06/08 1:15pm 12/06/08 1:15pm

An Indian Offensive 'SPLOSION!

The Cavs victory wasn't the only thing Mistake by the Lakers celebrated yesterday while eagerly awaiting their next 23-cent pizza day. Grady Sizemore homered twice and drove in five runs to propel the Tribe to a 12-0 throttling of the Blue Jays. It's enough to get Indians fans off their ice cream helmet binges. The… » 5/11/08 12:30pm 5/11/08 12:30pm

Maddux Left For Dead, Doesn't Actually Die

Thursday "night"'s game for San Diego lasted all of 22 innings. Friday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks was over after just one inning, when they were losing 6-0. And as impressive as Dan Haren, Conor Jackson, Justin Upton, THE UNPREDICTABLE ERIC BYRNES WOBBITY WOK, and all of the other Diamondbacks in that … » 4/19/08 11:00am 4/19/08 11:00am

Our One Moment Of Grace, Coming From A Guy Who Pees On Teammates

As Barry Bonds goes to finally break the record this weekend, we hark back to the only real revelatory moment of this "chase:" Greg Maddux's performance against Bonds on Friday night. » 8/06/07 5:05pm 8/06/07 5:05pm

Tom Jackson Might Refer To Him As A "Retard"

We've never met Brian Giles; it's possible he spends his evenings studying Proust and calculating Pi. But we doubt it. The following tidbit is from The San Diego Union-Tribune (via The Smittblog), and we're just going to reproduce it in all its glory. » 3/27/07 3:00pm 3/27/07 3:00pm