Joe Maddon is so many things, to include controversial. Recently, Chicago Sun-Times reporter, Rick Morrissey carved up Joe Maddon and his entire Chicago Cubs persona. Is this a justified tirade of the manager that brought home the long-awaited championship to the North Side?
The Chicago Sun-Times (yes they are still in circulation) recently published a real hatchet job on our favorite Chicago Cubs skipper. While Joe Maddon can argue it back with the best of them, I thought I would take this opportunity to defend his honor and write a positive piece for those three or four people who might have read the loathsome tirade. Without further ado, here are my top 10 reasons the Cubs boast the best manager in the game.
1. Need I say more? Maddon brought home a World Series after a 108-year drought. Whatever happened during the series is history. Maddon was the skipper at the helm all the way to the final ground ball that sealed the deal. You can never take that away from him. We can never thank you enough for finally getting us the championship, Joe.
2. Maddon is a maverick manager; innovative, creative and beyond human reasoning. Like all mavericks, he always attempts the impossible and when it works, he’s a genius magician. When things don’t work out, he’s a loser that should have his “L” pass revoked.
Phil Mickelson suffered the same fate most of his career. He was loved and scorned by his fans for his creative and sometimes devastatingly horrible shots. The one thing all ‘mavericks’ have in common: they aren’t afraid to pull the trigger (make a decision). Thanks for taking chances and not playing it safe Joe; because anyone can see the ‘safe play’ from miles away.