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Maddux and LaRussa won't have logos on their caps on their HOF plaques


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I think the question to ask here is "how unhappy would any specific fanbase be if he went in with the other cap?" Gotta think both Braves and Cubs fans would be furious if the other was picked.

I think of Maddux as a Brave, but that's because I was too young to know about his years in Chicago. And maybe because the Braves were more successful as a team. Neither of those seems like a good reason.

Not very satisfying, but I think it's probably the right decision.

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I think the question to ask here is "how unhappy would any specific fanbase be if he went in with the other cap?" Gotta think both Braves and Cubs fans would be furious if the other was picked.

I think of Maddux as a Brave, but that's because I was too young to know about his years in Chicago. And maybe because the Braves were more successful as a team. Neither of those seems like a good reason.

Not very satisfying, but I think it's probably the right decision.

I guess that somewhere, there are some Reds fans who are really pissed off that Frank Robinson wears an Orioles cap on his HOF plaque. To which I say: tough!

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I think the question to ask here is "how unhappy would any specific fanbase be if he went in with the other cap?" Gotta think both Braves and Cubs fans would be furious if the other was picked.

I think of Maddux as a Brave, but that's because I was too young to know about his years in Chicago. And maybe because the Braves were more successful as a team. Neither of those seems like a good reason.

Not very satisfying, but I think it's probably the right decision.

Maddux had his best years in ATL, easily.

I don't like this, either. Oh well.

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I guess that somewhere, there are some Reds fans who are really pissed off that Frank Robinson wears an Orioles cap on his HOF plaque. To which I say: tough!

Not as pissed as they are that their GM decided he was an "old 30" and traded him for Milt Pappas!

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I'd have to look at the plaques, but before some point in time there weren't any logos. Especially on caps. Most of the 19th century guys probably don't have them.

Perhaps instead of identifying the player with a principal team, the plaques should identify the player's agent instead. That's what baseball is coming to.

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I'll always identify Maddux as a Brave. He was real good in his first stint in Chicago, but he made his name and legend in Atlanta, had one of the greatest seasons ever for a pitcher in Atlanta, and won a title and had his greatest team successes in Atlanta. He should have an "A" on his plaque cap. LaRussa is a little different, two justifiable positions between Oakland and St. Louis, some might even argue Chicago.

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I'll always identify Maddux as a Brave. He was real good in his first stint in Chicago, but he made his name and legend in Atlanta, had one of the greatest seasons ever for a pitcher in Atlanta, and won a title and had his greatest team successes in Atlanta. He should have an "A" on his plaque cap. LaRussa is a little different, two justifiable positions between Oakland and St. Louis, some might even argue Chicago.

Agreed. Part of it was age for me--I started following baseball just beforethe Braves got good, and never really knew Maddux until he got to Atlanta. I always think of him as a Brave. There's a better argument to be made for LaRussa, I think, since his legacy is really the combination of his stops. But I think of him as an A, they were a big part of the 90's era I grew up with.

The whole blank cap thing is weird to me. I didn't know Catfish had a blank one. Maybe it sets and example for how they handle Moose? ;)

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Agreed. Part of it was age for me--I started following baseball just beforethe Braves got good, and never really knew Maddux until he got to Atlanta. I always think of him as a Brave. There's a better argument to be made for LaRussa, I think, since his legacy is really the combination of his stops. But I think of him as an A, they were a big part of the 90's era I grew up with.

The whole blank cap thing is weird to me. I didn't know Catfish had a blank one. Maybe it sets and example for how they handle Moose? ;)

I believe it is up to the player.

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I'll always identify Maddux as a Brave. He was real good in his first stint in Chicago, but he made his name and legend in Atlanta, had one of the greatest seasons ever for a pitcher in Atlanta, and won a title and had his greatest team successes in Atlanta. He should have an "A" on his plaque cap. LaRussa is a little different, two justifiable positions between Oakland and St. Louis, some might even argue Chicago.

Maddux was quoted as glad he didnt have to choose, since he had good history with both teams.

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