If you want to see a Hall of Famer and a real artist at work, turn on the Cubs/Cardinals game quick. It's on the WGN "superstation". Greg Maddux is taking one of the best hitting teams in baseball apart this afternoon.
He just turned 40, has won over 320 games, and doesn't throw anything over 85 MPH. He just frustrates most hitters with location (they used to call that "control"), change of speeds, and IMHO, the best pitching mind in the game today (maybe ever).
It is 5-0 in the top of the Seventh.
Take a look.
Maddux went 7 shutout innings. Chicubs win 7 to 3.
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