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Maddon: American League lineup 'makes us stronger'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the benefits of his team playing in an American League park.
Via CSN Chicago
12 hours ago

Maddon looking forward to Fenway return

Joe Maddon remembers his first trip to Boston in 1995. He was a coach on the Angels, the team arrived around 6 a.m., and it was raining. That didn't stop him from exploring.
Via Cubs.com
2 days ago

Joe Maddon voices support for automated home plate umpires

There are no indications that robot umpires are coming to Major League Baseball anytime soon, but Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon appears to be of the opinion that it wouldn’t be a terrible idea.Maddon told Johnny Oleksinski of the New York Post that he thinks that even the umpires would be okay with automated ball and strike calls.“At one point, I thought I’d be totally against...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon doesn’t plan on wearing Cubs World Series ring ever

The Chicago Cubs will receive their 2016 World Series championship rings prior to Wednesday night’s game against the Dodgers. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was asked how often he’ll wear the ring. His answer might surprise you.“Probably never,” Maddon said Wednesday during a radio interview on 670 The Score. He added he may it give it to his wife or mother.You would think that...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Yadier Molina takes offense to pine tar questions

Yadier Molina took offense to questions he received after the Cubs-Cardinals game on Thursday about his potential use of an illegal substance.The turning point in the game occurred in the 7th when Kyle Schwarber blasted a 3-run shot to put Chicago up against St. Louis 5-4. The lead runner was able to reach base on a dropped third strike. Molina was unable to locate the ball in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon created an ‘X-rated’ slogan for Kyle Schwarber?

Joe Maddon is a man who loves his slogans. From his “Try Not To Suck” and “If You Think You Look Hot, Wear It” catchphrases from last year’s magical season, the eccentric and eminently quotable Chicago Cubs skipper is back at it again in 2017.But Maddon’s most recent addition to a litany of memorable mantras evidently isn’t suitable for all audiences, so says the manager...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs spring training is getting weird once again

The one thing the Chicago Cubs are great at - besides winning World Series last year of course - is having a very “unique” spring training.From mimes leading stretches to manager Joe Maddon bringing his psychedelic bus on the field, they have never done things around the norm. Especially with strength and conditioning coach Tim Buss.Buss recently drove his fancy whip on to the...
Via Sportsnaut
March 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Cubs bemoan MLB’s new hazing policies

Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs were among the zaniest MLB teams when it came to the practice of rookie hazing.And now that the new collective bargaining agreement includes a "Anti-Hazing and Anti-Bullying Policy" that prohibits forcing rookies to wear anything resembling clothing for another gender, among other restrictions? The Cubs are crying foul.In light of the new limits set...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon shows off his tricked-out RV

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is living large.In an appearance on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel set to air Tuesday, Feb. 21, Maddon showed off the luxury RV he spends time in, which boasts no less than four TVs, one and a half bathrooms, and heated floors. Maddon’s RV is already the stuff of legend. It’s known as the “Cousin Eddie,” and it was the site of his very first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon says spring training silliness will return for Cubs

Just because the Chicago Cubs are the defending World Series champions doesn’t mean Joe Maddon has any plans his eccentric  managerial methods.If fact, Maddon put everyone on notice Tuesday that the unique approach to management he brought along to the Cubs organization from his tenure with the Tampa Bay Rays will once again play a role at spring training.Maddon did stop short...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 14, 2017  |  Discuss
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