If Greg Maddux ever really wants back in the game, he won’t have to play Peoria and ride buses the way Ryne Sandberg did for the second act in a Hall of Fame career.
Bill Mueller has a batting title on his resume, but he doesn’t sell himself as a hitting guru.
Starlin Castro stands at his locker and takes the heat when things go wrong. He never asks for days off. He won’t let the money or the trade rumors change him.
Don’t let the long hair fool you. Sure, Jeff Samardzija likes listening to Led Zeppelin, cracking open a beer after the game and calling everyone “dude” or “man.”