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Postby reznorsboy » Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:15 am

Just a little story about Mad Dog:

I was at the Cincy vs Cubs game on Monday. I was early and I went in to watch the Cubs BP. When I got in I went to the Left field bleachers. The Cubs had all of the Pitchers in the outfield catching pop flies. There where a few little kids that where standing with me waiting to get a ball that was hit out. Maddux caught a fly ball and a little kid asked him for it . Maddux turned around and threw the kid the ball. He then motioned for the kid to throw it back and he began playing catch with the little kid. Here I was standing in the bleachers at Great American Ball Park watching the greatest pitcher of the modern era take the time to play catch with a youngster in the stands. Maybe this is a regular thing in BP but I thought it was the coolest thing I've ever seen at a ball park. That little kid will remember that for the rest of his life. ;-D
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Postby Madison » Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:19 am

Always nice to hear that some ballplayers are actually still nice at heart. Can't say I'm surprised that it was Greg Maddux in this case, he's always seemed like a class act to me. ;-D
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Postby RyanK » Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:25 am

thats awesome, the coolest thing i saw was at a whaler game when kevin dineen threw his gloves to a kid in the stands...
the players would aslo give out their sticks at the end too, wed stand over the exit and ask for sticks, a decent amount would be given out, i got a few... sadly i burned them in the streeet playing street hockey
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:44 am

;-D
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:11 am

Nice to hear :-)


BTW: it's "greatest pitcher who can't throw a 90mph fastball of the modern era" B-)
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Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:01 am

hongfu_chen wrote:Nice to hear :-)


BTW: it's "greatest pitcher who can't throw a 90mph fastball of the modern era" B-)


Could be.

Great story. I bet the kid was wondering why he wanted the ball back at first.
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Postby AT » Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:45 am

That's a pretty cool story man. Thanks. Maddux is such a class act and great ambassador.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:44 am

man,,,, if i had been that kid,,, you would not have been able to tell me anything for several years....... and i know who my favorite ball player of all time would have been as well....


but this story does not suprise me a bit about maddux... he has always seemed to be a class act ;-D ;-D ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:53 am

Good stuff..you shoulda pushed the kid over and started playing catch yourself :)
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Postby reznorsboy » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:29 pm

Lofunzo wrote:
hongfu_chen wrote:Nice to hear :-)


BTW: it's "greatest pitcher who can't throw a 90mph fastball of the modern era" B-)


Could be.

Great story. I bet the kid was wondering why he wanted the ball back at first.


Yeah we where all wondering at first. I bet the kid was relieved that he threw it back.
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