An error of Hall-of-Fame proportions

In long history of Cubs blunders, losing Greg Maddux to Braves one of biggest

Updated: January 8, 2014, 8:27 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- They tried to rectify the mistake in his later years. They tried to bring it all back full circle.

But Greg Maddux, the man who lived a life on the mound staying down and away, was the one that got up and away from the Cubs.

For all the bad poetry written about that dusty trade of Lou Brock for Ernie Broglio, Maddux for Nada beats that deal like a 3-2 changeup on the lower corner.

Even the best pitcher of a generation, maybe any generation, couldn't beat bad management, ...

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