You know what's cool about Greg Maddux being in the position he's in right now?
He's exactly like a rich bachelor uncle who doesn't really have any responsibility except to show up once in awhile and spoil us with comments and advice like sparkly presents all wrapped up in a nice big bow, then he can haul ass outta here and disappear again for awhile.
But we know he's thinking about us, and he's gonna keep bringing us gifts.
I've seen and read some serious angst - ANGST - over this Matt Garza trade.
All of this Hot Stove League stuff - I like to compare it to if it happened before there were blogs, and if this trade happened back then it would have maybe been a paragraph in the back of the sports section.
Over at Bleed Cubbie Blue, they posted a tweet from Jim Hendry saying that Maddux was a "big proponent of the trade".
And (I apologize because I don't remember what sports talk station or show it was, but) SOMEBODY on Monday attributed a quote from Maddux that went something like this: Chris Archer is sitting on his couch somewhere wishing he was Matt Garza, and Matt Garza already is Matt Garza, so what's the big deal?
Anyway, I hope Maddux makes you feel as good as he makes me feel about this trade.
Now for the important part of this post: tonight is CUBBIE BLUES - a benefit for the Ryan and Jenny Dempster Foundation at Buddy Guy's with the amazing Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, a silent auction and at least Cub pitcher Justin Berg.
Tickets are a measly $15 bucks and it starts at 6 and the show starts at 9.
ps: the illustration above was done for Vine Line waaay back when Maddux was named Assistant GM.