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DrCrawdad
05-20-2006, 08:10 AM
Maddux not upset with umpire who squeezed him


May 20, 2006
BY MIKE KILEY (mkiley@suntimes.com) Staff Reporter

When they say that Greg Maddux is a smart pitcher, they aren't only referring to his Hall of Fame stuff, but his Hall of Fame mind.



He may argue with home-plate umpire Larry Vanover in front of 39,301 at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, rankling Vanover to the point that sharp-eyed lip readers watching on TV could see Vanover shouting toward the mound at Maddux in the sixth and saying: "Don't [bleeping] show me up.''


Did Kiley watch the game? The reason Vanover shouted at Maddux is because Maddux was screaming at the ump. In fact, seconds before the ump shouted at Maddux, Maddux cursed out the ump. The whole time he was out there Maddux was stomping around like a spoiled brat who wasn't getting his way.

Maddux wasn't "squeezed." He was forced to throw the ball over the plate. He wasn't given an expanded strike-zone, or getting balls called strikes and as a result Maddux got his (butt) kicked just as I predicted (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1138324&postcount=16).

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060519/capt.1a7703e15e034880a0817aef0ab72087.cubs_white_s ox_baseball_cxs108.jpg
Doesn't Vanover know who I am?

Dan Mega
05-20-2006, 12:50 PM
You think old Yellow himself would give a factual, unbiased report of what happened? Never.

TheOldRoman
05-20-2006, 01:27 PM
:?:
Who is Gred Maddux?








:)

1 Dog
05-20-2006, 01:30 PM
Vanover was calling a strike zone the size of a postage stamp. However, he did it for/to both teams. Maddux came out knowing that he would have to pitch a perfect game with his offense, ran into a smallish zone, and went all Chernobyl. It's pretty simple. I haven't seen Maddux freak out like that in many years.

GO SOX!

Hangar18
05-25-2006, 01:13 PM
Did Kiley watch the game? The reason Vanover shouted at Maddux is because Maddux was screaming at the ump. In fact, seconds before the ump shouted at Maddux, Maddux cursed out the ump. The whole time he was out there Maddux was stomping around like a spoiled brat who wasn't getting his way.

Maddux wasn't "squeezed." He was forced to throw the ball over the plate. He wasn't given an expanded strike-zone, or getting balls called strikes and as a result Maddux got his (butt) kicked just as I predicted (http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=1138324&postcount=16).

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20060519/capt.1a7703e15e034880a0817aef0ab72087.cubs_white_s ox_baseball_cxs108.jpg
Doesn't Vanover know who I am?




Excellent Excellent assessment. Maddux pretty much assumed that because hes GREG MADDUX, he should get a bigger strike zone than normal (at least thats what hes accustomed to)
Only problem is he was pitching against a real team that can really hit.
He forgot that. Why do you think he DIDNT WANT TO COME TO THE AL?
This is what you wouldve seen from him his first 5 starts in 2004, and there wouldve been calls for his "retirement", and how hes "Finished" etc etc.

The National League. Where old and decrepit players go to Retire

Chicken Dinner
05-25-2006, 01:55 PM
:?:
Who is Gred Maddux?

He's a water coolers worst enemy.