Nothing but applause from Bag Boy for Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas going… (Terrence Antonio James…)
Two Chicago guys enter the Hall of Fame on the same day.
Hell may have frozen over, and we know Chicago already has. Congratulations to Frank Thomas and Greg Maddux. I loved watching "The Big Hurt" hit. A great line drive hitter who could go deep. And Greg Maddux was a true master at pitching.
Of course, with Maddux, he had to leave the Cubs to find true greatness. 1992. 20 wins. ERA a little over 2.00. You read that right.
We thank you, Larry Himes, who was then the GM of the Cubs. Old Larry thought he could do better. Let him go to Atlanta. For nothing. Nothing.
Be sure and thank him, Mr. Maddux. Off to Atlanta for a World Series ring and three more Cy Young awards. Greg, on behalf of Chicago, I'm glad we could gift you to an organization who deserved you. And thanks for coming back in 2004.
I want to laugh at that story, except that it actually happened.
Thomas was all ours, and we got him for the best of his career. And he won a World Series (in Chicago! Amazing!) in 2005. Hallelujah.
Don't worry, Cubs, you'll get your chance to shine when Sammy Sosa goes in. Oh, no, sorry. No chance.
Sorry to depress you, the weather does it to me. Let's celebrate. How about those Bulls!
Those 2014 Bulls! Or those 2015 Bulls! We say goodbye to Luol Deng. A great Bull. Good scorer, good defender, great humanitarian.
Luol, sorry it was Cleveland. Here's a tip on the nightlife there: Please stay in. The food isn't that good, and neither is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. So sorry.
Guess what? Had to do it. And guess what? Love those draft picks. Just think, maybe we can parlay all of them into one great player (we can't! no one trades greatness for volume). However, maybe the gods of Chicago will be kind to us, and Jabari Parker can come home and play here. And then Derrick Rose comes back—a true Chicago team.
Note to Rose: You may not recognize anyone when you come back.
And speaking of coming back: to the 10 Blackhawks Olympians: Guys, save some for the second half.
Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.
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