Maddux ready to face Cubs

Updated: October 2, 2003, 9:50 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • Jon Yates of the Chicago Tribune discusses the national appeal of the Cubs. If nothing else, it's a testament to the power of cable television.

  • The Cubs have saved their best pitcher for Game Three, but Mike Kiley of the Chicago Sun-Times warns that his opponent, Greg Maddux, might make problems for the home team.

  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post is at the ready with some suggestions on what the Yankees should do to carry the series against the Twins. For one thing, he writes, they need to get Alfonso Soriano out of the leadoff slot.
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