1/11/10 Maddux on McGwire

The Cubs hired 300-game winner Greg Maddux as a special assistant to the GM, and he’ll help this spring at both the Major League and Minor League levels. Maddux also will be asked to evaluate talent.

He was asked his reaction to Mark McGwire’s admission that he did take steroids:

“He’s going to be the hitting coach for the Cardinals, now, right?” Maddux said of McGwire. “Maybe he’s trying to clean up the past a little bit and move forward. I’ve always had a lot of respect for him as a player. He was one of the most intimidating hitters I’ve ever had to face. He was one of the toughest outs in the game back then.

“Like I’ve said in the past, there was always speculation that guys were on that stuff. You had to do what you can to pitch around it.”

— Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

Let the countdown begin!!!! How many seasons until he BECOMES the GM? Along with Sandberg as field manager?!!!
Forget Obama….Hope and Change are coming to the Cubs!
Now, if somebody can just pack Hendry’s bags while somebody else gets the door… Maybe there should be asterisks next to pithchers like Maddux who faced these jacked up cheaters and STILL were able to excel. Imagine if every at bat Maddux battled vs. McaWIRED and the outcome if he wasn’t jacked up on roids? Wouldn’t Maddux’s stats (among others) be juuuuuust a little better?
It’s not just the cheaters that need the asterisks, it’s all the legit pitchers that faced them too.

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