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Postby WittyC » Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:32 am

"Sources say at least one Cubs official was floating the idea of asking veteran Greg Maddux to serve as pitching coach, as well as resuming his Hall of Fame career on the mound if Larry Rothschild had accepted an offer from the Detroit Tigers."
-- Chicago Tribune

Please, for the love of God and all that is holy, go to Detroit Larry. :-o

Okay, so it would cut into Maddux's golf schedule, but this would be a dream come true. No more wasted Cubbie arms seems like a good idea to me. ;-D
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Postby brandnew » Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:34 am

Maddux would make a great pitching coach. Maybe come back to the Braves if Leo wishes to leave for Baltimore? :-o
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:13 am

I think it's only a matter of time until last generations stars become specialist coaches in the majors.

I'd love to see Maddux as a pitching coach, Gwynn/Boggs as batting coaches, and fielders like Mike Bordick help out some of the younger players.

In short, I don't understand why so many star players don't become coaches (not managers...I seem to think that's a catcher thing).
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Postby Music2004Man » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:27 am

David, I understand what you are saying and I would love to see more former players as coaches but I believe that many of them aren't motivated to be coaches. Think about the power they have once they retire. They don't have to work again from the age of about 37 on. If they came back to coach they wouldn't be making near the money that they would make as players. Why not just stay home with your family? While I'm sure that the love of the game could drive some players to be coaches I doubt that we'll see it be a wide spread movement.

I would love to see Maddux become the pitching coach of the Cubs. Maybe it would lead me to push alittle harder to try and pick up Prior during this offseason.
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Postby stumpak » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:40 am

If Maddux can be half the pitching coach his brother is he will have a long and successful career.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:48 am

maddox has been a pitching coach for about 10 years now.... when he was with the braves in the mid 90s it was nothing to see millwood, neagle, schmidt, and all the other young braves pitchers sitting beside maddox when neither was pitching.... i think he will make a great pitching coach once he decides to hang up the glove,,,, but as far as doing the actual job while still playing,, i think that would be a bit of a mistake(it would probably be a little bit too much, especially considering his love for golf on his off days)..... but it would be awesome to see him come hook the Starting pitcher and insert himself on the mound :-D :-D
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:28 am

raiders_umpire wrote:but it would be awesome to see him come hook the Starting pitcher and insert himself on the mound :-D :-D


what about a pitching coach mound visit when he's pitching? :*)

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Postby WharfRat » Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:53 am

davidmarver wrote:I'd love to see Maddux as a pitching coach, Gwynn/Boggs as batting coaches, and fielders like Mike Bordick help out some of the younger players.


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Postby RAmst23 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:05 pm

Music2004Man wrote:David, I understand what you are saying and I would love to see more former players as coaches but I believe that many of them aren't motivated to be coaches. Think about the power they have once they retire. They don't have to work again from the age of about 37 on. If they came back to coach they wouldn't be making near the money that they would make as players. Why not just stay home with your family? While I'm sure that the love of the game could drive some players to be coaches I doubt that we'll see it be a wide spread movement.

I would love to see Maddux become the pitching coach of the Cubs. Maybe it would lead me to push alittle harder to try and pick up Prior during this offseason.


I'd say players want to come back and coach because of the natural teaching trait many people seem to have. Players wouldn't be coming back for the money necessarily, but to help others succeed. Plus, once your kids have grown up and the ballplayers are just sitting around the home for, oh, 5 years, I'm sure they'd like to get out and do something again :-)
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Postby orange12 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:18 pm

Don't forget not all great players can make great teachers. Though Maddux looks like the kind of guy who can become a great coach, I can see why most star players should just retire peacefully into a quiet life. Can you imagine Manny Ramirez or Barry Bonds becoming hitting coaches one day? I think that'll do more harm to the clubhouse than good.
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