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Joe Maddon ejected from Cubs-Padres game (Video)

Joe Maddon was ejected during the seventh inning of Friday’s Cubs-Padres game after getting furious with the umpires for missing a big call prior to a home run that cost his team. Maddon’s Cubs were up 4-2 in the seventh when the controversial call occurred at Wrigley Field. Pitcher Brian Schlitter had Wil Myers 0-2...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Gets Ejected From Game

Kris Bryant Day hasn’t gone according to plan for the Chicago Cubs, as the over-hyped call up of baseball’s No. 1 prospect hasn’t given fans much to cheer about. Bryant struck out his first three plate appearances, but the Cubs still had a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh inning. After a couple of pitching changes, right-hander Brian Schlitter came in the game with two outs...
Via Sports Mockery
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon ejected for 1st time as Chicago Cubs manager

CHICAGO (AP) Joe Maddon was ejected for the first time as the Chicago Cubs manager. Maddon was tossed by plate umpire Sam Holbrook in the seventh inning of Friday's game against San Diego. Reliever Brian Schlitter had just given up a three-run homer to Wil Myers that put the Padres ahead 5-4. Maddon appeared to be upset with a 0-2 pitch that was called a ball on a checked swing...
Via AP on Fox
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Cubs Say They Aren’t Worried About Jon Lester’s Throwing Yips

Jon Lester has a case of the yips, but the Chicago Cubs aren’t worried — at least not yet. The Cubs spent a lot of money this winter to sign the left-handed ace to a long-term contract. They did so, however, knowing what many around baseball have known for the past few years, which is Lester struggles mightily with throwing to bases. The issues have manifested in a couple different...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, Hitless In MLB Career, Batting Eighth For Cubs On Opening Night

Joe Maddon is with a new team, but he’s still up to his old tricks. Chicago’s new manager will make his debut Sunday night when the Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field to kick off the 2015 MLB season. Newly-acquired pitcher Jon Lester gets the start on the mound, which comes as no surprise. Yet Maddon couldn’t go entirely with...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training act, John Madden hated it

For the most part, save for some nattering nabobs of negativity, Funny or Die’s Will Ferrell-led cavalcade through the Cactus League on Thursday was viewed as an amusing aside and a grand time was had by one and all. It helped both fans and players break up the doldrums of spring training and allowed sports...Read More The post Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon doesn’t want Cubs players pimping home runs

Joe Maddon may be one of the most forward-thinking managers in baseball, but he remains an old school guy at heart. The Chicago Cubs new manager also may be prone to offbeat behavior off the field as well as employ irreverent motivational tactics to keep his players loose, but once the team steps between the...Read More The post Joe Maddon doesn’t want Cubs players pimping home...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon questions changing baseball's pace of play

New Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon spoke out recently regarding the debate currently occurring in baseball about how the pace of play needs to be improved to attract a bigger audience and stave off the dwindling numbers how follow the game. Maddon doesn’t appear to be a big fan of calls to speed-up the game,...Read More The post Joe Maddon questions motivation behind changing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten takeaways from the MLB offseason so far

Much of what will take place from April to October is shaped by the events that occur during the offseason—leaving us with many reasons to be excited about what’s to come. And in case you missed any of the winter’s biggest moves, here are 10 takeaways from the MLB offseason so far... 1) Both Chicago teams seem to have bright futures ahead of them. The Cubs’ rise to respectability...
Via The Sports Daily
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Agent: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out season if need be

Free-agent manager Joe Maddon doesn't have many viable options if he wants to manage a ballclub in the 2015 season. Three teams (Houston Astros, Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks) have already hired managers, and that really only leaves him with a few choices. The Minnesota Twins are the only club with an actual job opening, but that would be a downgrade from his previous...
Via The Sports Daily
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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