Over the years, my once starving interest in baseball has waned to the point that it's non existent.
None the less, I tip my cap to Greg Maddux as he announced his retirement yesterday. Maddux is probably the last of old fashion ball players who played with more than one dimension in a game loaded with specialists.
I've always said that Maddux started a game with one run in his pocket over his opposite number. His ability to field his position, back up the right base, bunt, hit and run the bases always kept his teams close; even when his pitches weren't all that effective.
I don't disagree with some who believe that Maddux was the beneficiary of a large strike zone.
Regardless, in a day when "chicks dig the long ball", I would watch baseball every day if each team was loaded with players like Maddux.
Congratulations to the future hall of famer. Even Bartman would be proud.