Cooperstown, NY -- It’s a speech Frank Thomas has been working on for four months-- at his home, in hotels, in Chicago, Los Angeles, Cooperstown, and aboard airplanes flying all over America since
Ryan Dempster and Greg Maddux were teammates on the Cubs from 2004-06. Before he became an every day starter in Chicago, Dempster spent several years as the closer.
“This is Greg Maddux?” a new Cubs employee wondered years ago in spring training.
Greg Maddux looked like a guy who should be riding a Metra commuter train to his 9-to-5 job in the Loop, maybe sneaking out later to catch a Cubs game and have a few beers at Wrigley Field.