Wednesday, April 20, 2005
The Artistry of Mr. Maddux
George Will's article in the April 25, 2005 issue of Newsweek. It's about how, even though baseball has been tainted in recent year by the steroid abuse scandals, Greg Maddux, as a pitcher, has been up some spectacular numbers. Here's my favorite part of the article: "And the key to his [Maddux] success has been less the speed of his arm than that of his mind...Leading 8-0 in a regular-season game against the Astors, Maddux threw what he said he would never throw to Jeff Bagwell -- a fastball in. Bagwell did what Maddux wanted him to do: he homered. so two weeks later, when Maddux was facing Bagwell in a close game, Bagwell was looking for a fastball in, and Maddux fanned him on a change-up away." I love the idea of living to fight another day...great article!
Posted by charlesdean2 at 7:34 AM