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Reader Email: The Greg Maddux 2005 Gold Glove Award Is The Most Disrespectful Thing I've Ever Seen

That’s Greg Maddux. You’ve heard of him which reminds me of a time I was coaching high school baseball and some kid was like Hey Coach I’ve Never Heard Of Greg Maddux so I made him run laps for hours. That kid sucked. Anyone who doesn’t know Greg Maddux can run laps with that squid.

Anyways, he’s won a lot of gold gloves:

Screen Shot 2019-10-02 at 8.21.51 AMThe red x = one gold glove. That’s 18 gold gloves, the most ever blah blah blah. Everyone knows that Greg Maddux won a ton of Gold Gloves. This isn’t news.

What’s news to me is the way Rawlings depicts Greg Maddux between GG #14 and GG #15, both of which awarded in his 2nd go around with the Cubs.

Heads up in advance it’s not pretty

2004

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Creepy stache but overall that’s the Greg Maddux you remember:

MLB: ArchiveBit of a weirdo that would probably fart on your face while you slept on the bus. But again, that’s the Greg Maddux you remember.

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Now I want you to fast forward 12 months. It’s winter 2005 and Greg Maddux has now won his 15th Gold Glove, the lone bright spot in a 79-83 club. It’s a huge moment for everyone most notably the engraving guy for Rawlings who gets his 14th crack at Greg Maddux’s mug.

Here’s what we got:

2005

Screen Shot 2019-10-02 at 8.14.50 AMGoddamnit.

Alexa:

Screen Shot 2019-10-02 at 8.15.14 AMWhat the fuck is going on here Greg. Looking like a bag of shit like you read about which I know isn’t the case because just 12 months prior you looked like a 31-year old parolee parked too close to a school zone. Someone at Rawlings is doing my guy dirty and even though it’s 14 years later we’re going to get to the bottom of it.

Whoever is responsible at Rawlings DM me your beef on Maddux. My guess is he pee’d on you in the shower at some point or hustled your ass off a golf course. Either way nothing deserves whatever it is transpired on the Gold Glove engraving team to let this happen and I vow* to get it corrected.

*No I don’t