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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Joe Maddon won’t apologize for remarks on hometown: ‘There’s no ill intent’ - Chicago Tribune

I’m glad he didn’t reflexively apologize.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 09, 2017 at 06:57 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trib: Joe Maddon on visit to White House: ‘Easy to say ‘yes’ out of respect to the office’

I was hoping Maddon and his players would show up in their best “Anchorman” attire:

“Whatever Mr. Ricketts would like me to do, I’m going to do. Mr. Ricketts and the Ricketts family have been good to us. So part of that is that. The other part is whenever you have a chance to go to the White House, I think it’s easy to say ‘yes’ out of respect to the office and the building itself.”

But this time, not as many players are expected to attend, due to the scheduled afternoon visit before the Cubs play the Washington Nationals in the evening.

“It’s not a big deal for me to go there because last time they went, they told me it was four hours with standing up and getting tired,” reliever Hector Rondon, who didn’t attend the January visit with President Obama due to travel issues. “I don’t want to go there and get tired. I prefer to stay in my hotel room and be here and prepare for the game and for my teammates.”

Infielder Tommy La Stella said he doesn’t pay attention to politics and would not be attending.

“I’m sure it’s a pretty nice production,” La Stella said. “It’s not as simple as just showing up.”

Some members of the traveling party won’t be as well dressed as their January visit.

“I’ll have my best pair of jeans on and a nice shirt, which I’m really digging on,” Maddon said. “So it’s not nearly as formal as the last one, even though the last one I didn’t wear a shirt and tie, either.”


Monday, June 19, 2017

Chicago Cubs’ Joe Maddon invests in resting stars now to win big later - Chicago Cubs Blog- ESPN

“‘Patience’ is a really big word right now and keeping a clear head about what’s going on and how you’ve done [it] in the past,” Maddon explained before Sunday’s victory in Pittsburgh. “I do believe having rested, healthy people by August matters a lot. I have to be more mindful of that for another six weeks. I have to be mindful of not pushing anyone over their limits. ... If you do, right now, I promise you, you will be toast by Aug. 15. You will not see that wonderful finish we are used to seeing.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2017 at 09:01 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon

Monday, May 29, 2017

Chicago Cubs say slow start offers ‘no need to worry’

Do it like 1978!

Cubs manager Joe Maddon is keeping calm while fans in Chicago might be “freaking out” over the team’s 25-24 record as the calendar hits Memorial Day. After a weekend sweep at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Maddon was asked what to tell a nervous fan base.

“Please, go ahead and freak out,” he said with a smile. “If you want to freak out, freak out.”

Jim Furtado Posted: May 29, 2017 at 09:52 AM | 77 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Why Joe Maddon sees Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff guy in Cubs lineup | CSN Chicago

The Geek Department still needs to send more information to Maddon, but the Cubs are toying with the idea of again hitting the pitcher eighth, in front of the Jay/Albert Almora Jr. platoon.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 23, 2017 at 09:05 PM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joe maddon, kyle schwarber

 

 

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