With the departure of Larry Rothschild, the Cubs will need a new pitching coach. Isn’t about time for Greg Maddux to wear #31 again and join Mike Quade’s coaching staff? The time is ripe, but will Mad Dog change his mind to help the team?
Greg Maddux has asserted that he is not ready to coach and would like to continue what he is doing, which is in the capacity of Special Assistant to Jim Hendry. He has been scouting and assisting young pitchers in the instructional league and elsewhere. Maddux, undoubtedly, has been doing a great job.
He is enjoying the time that he has with his family and the rigorous demands
of a pitching coach does not fit well with the schedule that he would like to keep. That is understandable, but…. The Cubs NEED him, now, more than ever. Could it be possible that he changes his mind?
I have been a huge fan of yours every since your major league debut. You are my #1 all-time favorite Cubs’ pitcher. As you well know, Cubs’ fans everywhere think you’re awesome. You have no idea, or maybe you do, how much Cubs’ fans would like to see you back in uniform. We appreciate what you are doing for the team right now and respect your decisions. Having said that, the Cubs really need you right now. Larry Rothschild has left the organization and now there is a vacancy for the Pitching Coach. I know it’s a long shot, since it has been reported that you have no interest in such a job at this time, but I implore you to reconsider. The team needs you. The fans need you. We need something or someone to make us smile again, a reason to get excited, a reason to be hopeful. We appreciate the need to spend time with your family, but our family, the Chicago Cubs, needs a true leader to teach our pitching staff. You have said in the past that you would like to coach someday, maybe someday has come. Here’s your chance. Please take it. We have the utmost respect for you and your family, but please reconsider. If the Cubs are ever to win a championship, then we need a champion to lead us. You are the greatest Cub pitcher ever! We REALLY would like to see #31 back in a Cubs’ uniform. Think about it. Thank you, Scot B.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking, but a man must dream… And I believe miracles do happen!