The Mad-Dog RETURNS!!!
(and now the prophecy is fulfilled)
If you haven't heard by now, the Cubs signed Greg Maddux - as a special assistant to Jim Hendry. What this exactly means, I'm not sure.
But what I do know is that I love me some Greg Maddux. An example of how much I love Greg Maddux; I hate onions, but if I saw Greg Maddux eat onions, I would eat them-raw even. That's how much I love Greg Maddux.
What impresses me most about Maddux was that he coupled his physical talents of control with his intelligence. Greg Maddux never had the most overpowering of stuff, but he had superb control of his pitches (one could even say his emotion as well) and used his brain:
"Maddux is dismissive of his reputation, saying, "People think I'm smart? You know what makes you smart? Locate your fastball down and away. That's what makes you smart. You talk to Sandy Koufax, Bob Gibson, or Tom Seaver. They'll all tell you the same thing. It's not your arm that makes you a great pitcher. It's that thing between both of your ears we call a brain."(Wikipedia)
THAT is Greg Maddux.
I can't think of anyone better than Maddux for the name of my son...
...come to think of it, maybe my daughter too.