A record producer friend once told me that Check Your Head, the Beastie Boys' 3rd album, was perfectly realized. That's stuck with me over the years, the idea of being able to achieve something that lives up to your ambition. In a 1978 Playboy Interview, Bob Dylan said: "The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in…
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):
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.
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.
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…
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:
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.
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:
Because one jackass just announced his ballot, and Maddux isn't on it.
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.
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…
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:
Greg Maddux used to talk about throwing softer rather than harder when he was in a tight spot. Back in August of 2004, Mark Prior told Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci:
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.
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?
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…
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…
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 …
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.