Chicago Cubs: I drink and I know things. That’s what I do.
If you were looking for a part for Joe Maddon to play, look no further than our favorite devilish dwarf, Tyrion Lannister. If ever there were a perfect fit for a Cubs’ character to be in Game of Thrones, it would be Joe Maddon. Cunning, witty, savvy, able to be political, but also one of the boys; he can do it all. Plus, he loves drinking wine. And, he knows lots of things.
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Give him some of the former and watch him talk about the latter. If the HBO showrunners are ever looking for a stand-in for the imp, they need look no further than the skipper’s office at 1060 W. Addison.
We already know that Joe Maddon prefers discussions of wine and worldly pursuits over work. Just ask Ian Happ, who supposedly discusses wine with Joe Maddon at length. Maybe Happer could be Tyrion’s protege in our Game of Thrones Cubs’ edition.
Though short in stature, Tyrion Lannister is the centerpiece in any room or scene, as his wits and tongue center him as the man with the answers, and the man in charge.
Joe Maddon may not be the biggest guy in the world, but when he talks, great men listen and follow. He has the respect and admiration of many of our favorite heroes and has led them to victory before as he will lead them again. (Hopefully in 2019)