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:

“I came off the field, and sure enough, there was a big ol’ loogie on it,” Jones said. “Maddux had picked his nose and wiped it on the baseball.”

Which reminds me of an even better, and slightly less disgusting, Greg Maddux story.