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.

~Carson

P.S. I can't believe pitchers even pitch to Howard...I wouldn't.

33 comments:

BloodStripes said...

The mustache was definitely in back then. My dad sported one for a while too. Happy days.

Charlie might have liked English punk, but probably not. He's not that cool. As Peter and the Test Tube Babies proudly stated in a song;

If your out with a bird trying to act cool and your nose needs pickin' dont be a fool. Go on and pick it cause it ain't rude and eat the bogeys cause there good food.

Pick, pick , pick your nose, but don't wipe it on your clothes.
Pick, pick , pick your nose, pick your nose and eat it!

I do not recommend sniffing glue. Now thats dumb.

GM-Carson said...

Sniffing Glue is old school...what about huffing gas?

GM-Carson said...

No-hitters are in the air, as the Batavia Muckdogs (Phils NY Penn team) got no-hit Wednesday...ouch!

BloodStripes said...

Huffing gas?

I hope Hamels throws a no-no one day. I reckon he has one in him.

GM-Carson said...

Bringing up Hamels this season was crucial in his development. I believe he will be ready to harness his ability next season and run up some Johan Santana-like #'s. That's a lofty expectation, but what's stopping the kid from acheiving it?

BloodStripes said...

Hamels seems smart enough. He's got it together for now and sure has the talent. Its now a matter of staying focused and working hard and not getting an ego. With his feet on the ground he has the ability to put up some great seasons.

Huffing gas is'nt sniffing petrol is it? Thats a big problem in outback Oz. Terrible man.

Just another victim
Your just another victim kid.

GM-Carson said...

I'd actually like it if Hamels got some deserved cockiness to him. I love Carlos Zambrano and Pedro's personas...if Hamels got a little flamboyant that'd me alright with me.

Chris said...

Hamels is silly

GM-Carson said...

Hamels is awesome. I know his raw #'s don't indicate domination, but I have full confidence he'll become staff ace starting next season.

Los said...

Starting pitchers on this club need to get to at least the 7th at this point. The relievers are hideous. I cringe everytime Manual comes to the mound to take one of the starters out ... ok, I cringe everytime I see Charlie.

GM-Carson said...

Los- thank you for clarifying when you cringe...as I can't stand the sight of Manuel either. I know this offends some, but the man just looks stupid. As my main man Forrest Gump would say "Stupid is as stupid does".

GM-Carson said...

I find it absolutely hysterical how much we bash Manuel on this blog. In my opinion, he deserves every ill word thrown his way.

BenJah said...

hamels could be good, but i'm not ready to jinx him just yet. you think he'd be better if he threw at people's heads and walked around w/ a famous midget??

BenJah said...

utley and howard must be really good -- better than we thought -- if they can carry a team that chucky manjob is hurting so badly every day.

GM-Carson said...

In my honest assessment, I believe without taking an official tally, that Manuel has cost the Phillies roughly 10 games this season. That's 10 wins that I think the Phils could have to their credit if they had someone intelligent enough to lead the club. We must remember that Manuel failed to bat Abreu leadoff this entire season until the trade...how many games do you think that would have swung in our favor?

Matt said...

It's pretty easy to count the number of games the manager a can lose for a team but what about the inverse? There's just no way to know how many games he has won for his team.

Do I think Manuel should go? Yes.

Do I wish him any ill will? Absolutely not.

It's very easy to make fun of someone for shortcomings they have. It says more about the person doing the talking than it does about the person with the shortcoming.

GM-Carson said...

Matt- I give Manuel credit when credit is due. And I have pointed out good moves by Manuel in the past on this blog. I think he's a horrible manager, but I honestly don't wish him any ill-will. I just say most things to be humorous. When the hell did the world become so damn politically correct? What's wrong with poking fun at someone? It's FUNNY!

The Rev said...

Mike Maddux... oh, the memories!

I remember in 88 going down to Spring Training, and Mike Maddux was pitching. And he tore up in Spring Training. I mean, the guy was unhittable in Florida. And he started the 88 regular season well too as a starter. Then he got hurt, and came back, but after the injury they stuck him in the bullpen.

To this day, I wonder what we could have seen in 88 from Mike Maddux. I think he was ready to turn the corner as a starter, then the injury knocked him back to the pen. If you look at his career stats, after that he coulndn't get out of the pen, save for a few spot starts.

Who knows... we might have been talking about the Maddux brothers having a great combined record. But it went a different direction.

BloodStripes said...

Unfortunately the world was only ready for one Maddux.

A bit of arrogance and cockiness probably would'nt go astray as Hamels matures. I suppose its an Aussie thing to say don't get to big an ego. We have a bit of a 'tall poppy syndrome' down under.
You don't want guys thinking they are bigger than the game.

GM-Carson said...

I don't want Hamels to get too cocky, but some showy confidence would be nice...along the lines of Lenny Dystra type attitude. I personally think the Pedros, Limas, and Zambranos of the pitching world make baseball a great game. That's simply my opinion, and for once I don't swear it to be true, believe or not.

BloodStripes said...

Anything that resembles an attitude of the Dude would please me. Lenny and the '93 team are legends. My favourite team of all time. Although, Howard, Utley, Rollins, Victory Vic and Hamels et al should edge their way up to that status the way their going. I am really enjoying the scrap and fight of these guys.

GM-Carson said...

Imagine what the season could be if some glaring mistakes were never made. I know I'm seeming negative, but I look at the way this club plays opposed to the way our manager "manages" and select few players "play".

GM-Carson said...

I'm so sick of this offense taking games off. Now, I'm not implying that they're not trying, but seriously, how many no-names and rookie pitchers are the Phils going to make look like an ERA champ?

BloodStripes said...

Like when Nunez does'nt play properly when he's batting? Or Rhodes throwing frisbees down the middle. Haha! We've gotta expect a few stuff ups. With a change in the team dynamic for the 2nd half, its a move in the right direction. At least they got back in the hunt.

BloodStripes said...

Your right there. They often mash a big name pitcher, except Zambrano and struggle against the unknown. On a night like tonight they gotta do what the '93 boys did so well. Hang tough, foul a few off, stay alive and work the count. Get his pitch count up and get to their weakness. The bullpen.

Cmon Phils!

GM-Carson said...

Yes, at least the Phils are back in the hunt. And although this 2nd half hasn't been flawless, it's been much better. I can only hope Gillick continues to change this team for the better and the Phils can make a REAL push for the playoffs next season. The Wild Card is fine and dandy this year, but I want the NL East in '07.

BloodStripes said...

Shit yeah! 5 in a row! We want some Phillie dominance! We got some bats, just need one more at 3B, add an arm or 2 and their on.

GM-Carson said...

Even Scott Graham predicting Howard's 55th didn't tarnish it. Ryan Howard you are the MVP. If someone wants to argue that, I have a size 14 that'll fit nicely in their butt crevice.

BloodStripes said...

LOL....there will be street riots in Philly if he does'nt win it! And I will lose all respect for the award.

Philly Sports Phan said...

I came across this interesting debate as far as who the better hitter is. Steve Jeltz or Babe Nunez.

Here's a link from where I saw it. I figure you guy's might like it. Its pretty funny.

http://www.philaphans.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=45314

GM-Carson said...

They're both such shitty hitters that I'm actually a better hitter than them.

By the way, Howard is so amazing, and having such an amazing game that I had to do an impromptu post in his honor.

BloodStripes said...

Some good laughs on that debate Philly sports phan. What an argument!

:]

dane said...

simply stated Ryan Howard is the man and should be the runaway MVP this year. he is amazing. dropping two bombs tonight and driving in all three runs for the phils. amazing