Friday, September 08, 2006
Phillies Phlashback Phridays: Mike Maddux
Do you remember when Maddux used to wear that baby blue Phillies uniform? Maddux got his start as a Phillie and went on to have an illustrious career. Oh wait, you thought I was talking about Greg Maddux. My bad, I'm referring to Mike "The Other" Maddux, his brother. That's right, Mike started his career in '86 and pitched with the Phils until '89. He finished with 39 wins, his brother Greg had more wins than that in 2 seasons...talk about a tale of Kane and Able. Other great feats Mike added to his resume include being a Phucco (Pirates '95), and keeping an finely groomed mustache. The great 'stache is probably the pinnacle of his legacy. My father-in-law has a mustache that he hasn't shaved since puberty, my dad rocked one back in the 80's, and I myself grew one for 3 weeks last year. I had to dismiss the whiskers though, because it was just good enough to look hideous, but not hideous enough to look good.
I've been extremely harsh on Charlie Manuel all season and will continue to be. Evidently it is not evidence enough that Charlie "I Need A Coach's" Manuel makes mistake after mistake to convince people to see things my way. I suppose his post game press conferences with his retarded stammering and st-st-stuttering aren't enough either. Well, I decided to do some research on Charlie's childhood. There are little facts to be found via the internet, but I did find this picture on him as a teenager, and a bio that listed young Charlie's hobbies as eating boogers and sniffing clue...dumbass! If you find anymore information on Charlie's past, please spread the word, as I'm dying to know.
P.S. I can't believe pitchers even pitch to Howard...I wouldn't.