During my conversation with Mike Barber of the DNR I mentioned that how big of a Greg Maddux fan I am (349 wins and counting).After mentioning that I make the trip to see him pitch anytime he is on the East Coast, the subject of the new stadium in Phili came up. Maddux was due to pitch the series opener against the Phils on Tuesday April 29th and I was planning on making the trip north.
Mike mentioned to me that Citizens Bank Park was a keeper and that I would enjoy the park as well as the game. The old Vet was all that was wrong with the parks of the 70's and 80's and the new one was a treat to see a game in. While Maddux came out in the 7th inning down 2-1 and didn't get #350, Mike was on the money with his description of the beauty of the park!If you are looking for a day trip to see your favorite National League team (assuming you will see the Nats new digs too, make the trip to the city of Brotherly Love.
The quest to become the ninth pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball resumes this Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. when Maddux takes the hill in South Florida against the surprising Marlins... Good Luck Mr. Maddux !