Maddux a closet baseball genius
Attention to detail, along with durability, underappreciated athletic skill and the wonders of muscle memory, has allowed Greg Maddux to win 298 games.
Clement picks Maddux's brain in the dugout, in the film room, on the bus or at the hotel lobby. He'd like to stop out of sheer courtesy, except that Maddux is always accommodating and never fails to come up with an enlightening response.
"To me, he's the most brilliant baseball mind I've ever been near,'' Clement said. "I inquire sometimes about things because this might be the only chance I get to play with a guy like that. I just hope I don't bother him too much.''
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