A Brave In The Hall, But Is Maddux A Cub At Heart?

Chicago Cubs v San Francisco GiantsFriday’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) Come July, Greg Maddux will enter the Hall of Fame with an Atlanta Braves cap emblazoned on his plaque. And that’s absolutely as it should be.

But are you absolutely sure that’s also his preference?

I’m not.

In fact, it’s long been my suspicion that if truly given a choice – and Maddux isn’t, since the Hall decides – that he very well might opt to wear a Cubs cap in Cooperstown. Because I do believe that deep down, Maddux does consider himself to be more of a Chicago Cub at heart than he does an Atlanta Brave.

Now, of course, I don’t know that for sure. How could I? And Maddux is far too smart and much too diplomatic to say anything that would confirm such thoughts. But here is what “The Professor” did tell the Tribune about Chicago this week after his HOF election was officially announced.

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