Chicago Cubs: Maddon gets what’s best for the game
The Cubs with Joe Maddon are such a fun team to watch and root for. The themed road trips, funky sayings that have turned into shirts and endless creativity Maddon shows in his management are now commonplace to us all.
The group has fun together, and the fans want to invest themselves as a result. The skipper’s come in and ignored the past and turned this team into what it should be: a ball club players are proud to play on and a team that fans are proud to root for.
I believe that one of the most important things for a team to be successful is that they have fun doing what they’re doing. 162 games are taxing, and when you’re playing baseball for a living, pressure and stress can mount. But when you have fun with the guys you play with and for, those pressures seem smaller. Joe Maddon’s Cubs have had so much success because they know how to have fun – even under pressure.
Theo Epstein has been masterful with his acquisitions over the years. Even if they don’t pan out, he and Joe have done an excellent job of fixing the mistakes to keep this team in championship form. Expectations for this team are World Series, but a third-straight division title and fourth-straight trip to the postseason would be something to be very proud of, regardless of how it all pans out in October.