Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were neither physically imposing off the mound nor overpowering upon it, so the iconic former Braves pitchers didn’t project the sort of sinister edge that made first-ballot Hall of Famers like Bob Gibson and Nolan Ryan so revered and intimidating.
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Roy Simmons visited such quiet, dark, lonely depths that you had to wonder if he ever saw blue sky. Only pages into the book he wrote in 2006 — “Out of Bounds: Coming out of Sexual Abuse, Addiction and My Life of Lies in the NFL Closet” — he took the reader to the edge of the Golden Gate Bridge.