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ralph wiggum
12-05-2008, 06:06 PM
Greg Maddux is all done.

The four-time Cy Young winner will announce his retirement Monday at the baseball winter meetings in Las Vegas.

Maddux turns 43 in April. He is eighth on the career wins list with 355, and went 8-13 last season with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.

The announcement about his retirement came Friday from the office of his agent, Scott Boras.

LINK (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iTeQPe1iupXmLnATNRQV86-gPSGwD94SPGTO0)

The best pitcher I've ever personally witnessed.

No player has ever been elected unanimously to the baseball Hall of Fame. When a few blockhead writers leave him off their ballot in five years, I can't wait to hear their rationale.

JB
12-05-2008, 06:26 PM
The best pitcher I've ever personally witnessed.He's up there.

No matter his skills as of late, I'll be glad to see him gone. :D
His days in Atlanta were just brutal when you played against him.

Chicks dig the longball:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ltD21rYWVw

ralph wiggum
12-07-2008, 06:42 PM
Am I going to miss Greg Maddux? Are you kidding? I couldn't stand the guy (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/columns/story?columnist=wojciechowski_gene&id=3749958&sportCat=mlb)

:D

Speedy
12-07-2008, 06:54 PM
I remember him as a young wet behind the ears pitcher who showed a wealth of promise with the Cubs.

Bubba Dawg
12-07-2008, 09:18 PM
He's probably the best I ever personally saw play myself. I liked the guy. I'm a Braves fan but I admired the guy wherever he played.

Puro Fan
12-08-2008, 08:24 AM
LINK (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iTeQPe1iupXmLnATNRQV86-gPSGwD94SPGTO0)

The best pitcher I've ever personally witnessed.

No player has ever been elected unanimously to the baseball Hall of Fame. When a few blockhead writers leave him off their ballot in five years, I can't wait to hear their rationale.

I swear I think one guy gets picked,every year, to cast the obligatory no vote. :rolleyes:

Also, IMO, Maddux most impressive stat is his 17 consecutive seasons of 15(or better) wins; which was wrapped up in 20 consecutive seasons of 10(or more) wins.