Greg Maddux, the merry prankster
The AJC's David O'Brien has an interesting blog on the return of Greg Maddux (in a San Diego uniform, unfortunately) and Maddux's unique sense of humor.
As O'Brien tells it, when Chipper Jones was a rookie and got his first major-league hit, he understandably wanted to keep the ball. When he returned to the dugout, he discovered that the ball had been, er, doctored:
â€œI came off the field, and sure enough, there was a big ol' loogie on it,â€ Jones said. â€œMaddux had picked his nose and wiped it on the baseball.â€
Which reminds me of an even better, and slightly less disgusting, Greg Maddux story.