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Joe Maddon Proving to be a Perfect Fit for the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks, left, is greeted by manager Joe Maddon after the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 3-0 in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. Hendricks gave up five hits in a complete game. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) When you have a major league roster that’s loaded with rising stars, you need a manager that has just as much enthusiasm...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon eviscerates umpire D.J. Reyburn following ejection

Joe Maddon became so frustrated with home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn’s strike zone during the Chicago Cubs’ 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals that his chirping over it ultimately resulted in his sixth-inning ejection. But the Cubs skipper was far from finished angrily articulating his opinion that Reyburn had a horrible day calling balls...Read More The post Joe Maddon eviscerates...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Joe Maddon Gets Ejected, Goes Nuts On Umpire

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon had enough of home plate umpire D.J. Reyburn’s strike zone during Wednesday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals and got ejected in the sixth inning. After some questionable calls going against Cubs’ batters, Maddon was tossed for the second time this year arguing balls and strikes. Maddon was in the dugout when he was tossed. @CubsJoeMadd...
Via Sports Mockery
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 17, 2015  |  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 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

Cubs introduce Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon will be calling the Windy City home for the next five years. The Chicago Cubs officially announced Monday afternoon that Maddon agreed to terms on a five-year contract that will run through the 2019 season. The team announced the news via Twitter a couple hours before introducing their newest manager during a press conference Monday afternoon. The #Cubs have agreed...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays may pursue tampering charges over Joe Maddon

The Tampa Bay Rays suspect the Chicago Cubs may have tampered with manager Joe Maddon, and they could pursue charges, according to a report. Maddon surprisingly opted out of his contract with the Rays on Oct. 23, not long after being informed by the team that he had a 14-day window to opt out thanks to executive Andrew Friedman leaving for the Dodgers. Though Maddon expressed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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