I'll never forget that fateful day in 1993 when Cy Young winner Greg Maddux left the losing confines of Wrigley Field and took his talents South to become part of the "Big Three" with Tom Glavine and Chris Bosh in the pitching rotation in Atlanta.
I wouldn't have minded it so much, until their embarrassingly spectacle of a pep rally in which Maddux guaranteed "Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven..." World Series Championships. Cubs owner Dan Gilbert was pissed at him for years.
Alas, it turned out just one Championship was in store for Maddux, and he eventually came back to the Cubs before ending his career on the West Coast.
But, he was one of the dominant pitchers of the era, and today was voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame. Congratulations.
In other news regarding the Hall, Miami columnist and tv/radio host gave his ballot to Deadspin's readers to decide. They did a better job than a majority of voters.
Deadspin's schooling baseball writers in the same way they schooled the college football media a year ago.