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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

‘Philosophical differences’ played major role in Joe Maddon’s split with Cubs

While talking to ESPN recently, ex-Cubs manager Joe Maddon made some of the most enlightening comments yet on the end of his time in Chicago.

Speaking on why things ended, Maddon didn’t hold back when discussing how things dissolved.

“There was just, you can say, philosophical differences,” he said. “But he and I are still good friends. And I like the man a lot. It was just time for him to get someone else and time for me to work somewhere else. That’s all. A five-year shelf life in Chicago is almost equivalent to five to 10 somewhere else. At the end of the day, man, there’s nothing to lament there. That was the most successful five years that the Cubs have ever had.”

Joe Maddon is a prominent devotee of Sextus Empiricus, while Theo Epstein prefers the work of Plotinus.

 

QLE Posted: February 12, 2020 at 01:41 AM | 16 comment(s)
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