Mazzone still remembers the night the Braves were in Montreal when Maddux called him up and invited him to dinner. Maddux promised to take him to his favorite restaurant in the city.
Mazzone put on a sports jacket, met Maddux in the hotel lobby, and off they went.
Maddux led him right up to the front door of Wendy’s.
“I’m getting a double cheeseburger, Leo,” Maddux said to Mazzone. “What do you want?”
The next thing they knew, they were sitting on Maddux’s hotel room floor, eating burgers, downing them with Labatt’s Blue, and talking pitching into the wee hours.
“One of the best dinners,” Mazzone says, “I’ve ever had in my life.”