Braves Honor Maddux
The Braves sent a note of congratulations to Greg Maddux on his 300th victory — via a full-page ad in Tuesday’s Chicago Tribune.
The ad, placed by the Braves to coincide with the Cubs’ first home game since Maddux won No. 300 in San Francisco on Saturday, is believed to have cost around $25,000.
“Cub or Brave, one thing is undeniable: your place in history,” the ad read. “Congratulations, Greg, on winning your 300th game. We would especially like to thank you for winning 205 games with the Atlanta Braves. We included your 11 victories in the postseason!”
Maddux pitched for the Braves from 1993 through last season. He rejoined the Cubs, his original big-league team, as a free agent last winter.
A classy thing to do. And, certainly, well earned.