With Maddux, HOF Chooses Logic Over Logos

MadduxMy Jan. 24 column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) Greg Maddux certainly was an Atlanta Brave. And he definitely was a Chicago Cub.

He also was a Los Angeles Dodger and a San Diego Padre, albeit briefly.

But when he’s inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, Maddux won’t be any of them – and yet, at the same time, he’ll be all of them.

And, really, that just makes a whole lot of sense.

On Thursday, the Hall announced that Maddux has decided his plaque will have no logo, a decision that the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan described as “a small, but telling victory for the Cubs, who let the four-time Cy Young Award Winner leave as a free agent in his prime.”

Earlier this month, I argued in a column that I’ve long believed that deep down Maddux has always felt he was more of a Cub than a Brave, and I suspected that if given his preference he very well might choose to represent Chicago in Cooperstown.

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