Monday, April 6, 2009

Braves to Honor Greg Maddux

The Atlanta Braves have announced the organization will retire the number 31 in honor of Greg Maddux on July 17 in a game verus the New York Mets at Turner Field. Maddux, one of the best pitchers of all-time, was a member of the Braves for 11 years. During his time in Atlanta Greg won 4 Cy Young Awards.
I had the pleasure of watching Greg pitch in 3 different stadiums (Riverfront, Three Rivers and Turner Field) during his time with Braves as well as countless times on TBS and ESPN. I loved watching him pitch. He always seemed like a really nice guy and usually gave a demonstration on the way pitching should be done. I am pretty sure he was a great teammate too. He respected the game and treated the fans well. I hated seeing him leave the Braves, although that seems to be more because of the team rather than Greg.

Five years from now it will be a joy watching him enter Cooperstown.

If you would like to read a very intersting story about Maddux on CNN from Joe Posnanski, please click here.

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