For a guy with a CPA's demeanor, he has a sense of humor that a 12-year-old would envy. Maddux is a master of strategically timed nose picking, sidling up to an unsuspecting rookie in the shower and urinating on the kid's leg, and inventing just the right nickname for a teammate with big ears, a prominent schnozz or some other pronounced physical qualities.So yeah, urinating on people is ... funny? And is Wells trying to say that Cone gets down like this, too? When you think about it, though, maybe we're just interpreting things wrong. Maddux is 40 years old, he's the alpha dog in that pack -- maybe he's just marking his territory.
"I call him 'The Silent Scumbag,'" [David] Wells said. "You would perceive him to be Einstein because he's quiet and he's always sitting there at his locker with a crossword puzzle. But he's got a silent sickness to him, sort of like David Cone. Those quiet guys are the ones you have to watch out for."
I think Greg Maddux will get a pass on this one, but can you imagine if this were about Barry Bonds? For some reason I'm picturing Pedro Gomez sneaking into the shower after everyone leaves with a sponge ...
(via Sports Frog)