Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 4/2/12
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Joe Maddon is one of Major League Baseballs biggest proponents of camaraderie in the clubhouse, and he has the track record to prove it. After all, the Rays manager is the mastermind behind his teams popular themed costume road trips over the past few seasons, he helped organize a team head-shaving event earlier this spring to support cancer research, and the Tampa Bay clubhouse can be one of the most raucous, entertaining scenes in baseball after games. Maddon the bespectacled, car-collecting wine aficionado who recently called the Boston Red Soxs beer ban "asinine" definitely knows how to have fun off the field, and it seems to be translating to success on it, too. The Rays have won 368 games over the past four seasons and have reached the playoffs three times, including a World Series trip in 2008. But over the weekend, the laid-back leader of arguably the most tight-knit groups in baseball paid the price or more precisely, his pants did when he decided to deviate from ...
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