Maddux is just a big baby. The pitcher calls the game. He can shake off his catcher a hundred times until he gets the exact pitch and location he wants to throw. Maybe a younger pitcher needs more help from the catcher, but not Greg freakin' Maddux. Mr. Cy Young. Call your own pitches and do what's best for the team, instead of crying about Javy Lopez.
Why on Earth would you want to take a bat like Lopez's out of the lineup (this year, and in the mid-90s when he was hitting well) when you're pitching? A catcher of Lopez's calibre (again, now, and in the past) shouldn't be getting more than 1 day off a week. The dropoff in offensive production from Lopez to Henry Blanco, Eddie Perez, or whoever isn't worth their game calling ability.
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