NEW YORK - Early in the 2002 season, on a May trip into Montreal, a writer tried to get Atlanta Braves’ Bobby Cox to answer a question.
Who was better: Greg Maddux or Tom Glavine?
Maddux had four Cy Young Awards and 257 career wins. Glavine had two Cy Youngs and 224 wins. Both seemed headed for 300 victories and Cooperstown.
It might have been easier trying to hang the Olympic Stadium roof with a used nail, than to get Cox to pick one over the other.
It was always Maddux AND Glavine. Glavine AND Maddux.
“They’re both going to win 300, they’re both Hall of Famers,” Cox said back then.
Rather than separating one from the other as questions continued, Cox eventually brought the rest of his rotation — Kevin Millwood, Damian Moss and Jason Marquis — into the conversation, answering who his best starter was.