Chicago Cubs Madness has come to the semi-finals
Chicago Cubs: Wrigley vs. Weeghman Regional
- 1 seed Ron Santo vs. 8 seed Greg Maddux
At this point in the tournament, you just can’t go wrong with who wins and loses. Period. All four teams stars left indelible marks not only on the Chicago area and ballclub but across all of baseball. All four are Hall of Famers enshrined in Cooperstown, and all four hold a special place in Cubs lore and history.
As is fitting for the teams most of the past century, none of them had much postseason success. And, while Greg Maddux did win a World Series in his time with the Braves, many feel that the Braves team did a lot of underachieving as well despite their stacked rosters through most of the 1990s.
In our first semifinal matchup, Santo takes on Maddux in a lopsided seeding contest. As the only guy who isn’t a one seed (due to his years with the Braves), Maddux seems a bit out of place. Yet, to anyone who ever saw him pitch, it’s abundantly clear that he belongs. However, while he belongs, Santo continues his run right through Maddux and the rest of the Cubs Madness bracket so far- all the way to the championship.