3/21 A scout's view

On Saturday, Greg Maddux tried on a scout’s cap. The four-time Cy Young winner, who is an assistant on GM Jim Hendry’s staff, joined Randy Bush and Gary Hughes to get a scouts’ view of the game. He was in Phoenix to watch the Cubs’ game against the A’s.

“He said that’s the first time he’s sat in the stands and watched a game since he was 10 years old,” said Bush, the Cubs’ assistant general manager.

Scouts like to joke that there are some unwritten rules such as not missing a press room meal, not missing the first pitch, and making sure they turn in expense reports on time. But Maddux taught Bush and Hughes a few things about what to watch for with pitchers. For the rest of spring, Maddux will spend time with the big league team, in the Minor League camp and scouting. On Sunday, he was in Tempe to watch the Angels with Hughes.

What’s next for Maddux?

“I think he’ll pick up whatever he wants to do in the game,” Bush said.

– Carrie Muskat

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