Former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon says goodbye to city and fans

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Five years ago, the Chicago Cubs brought in someone they knew could help win a World Series title. Now, that man says ‘thank you’ to a city that believed in him.

In 2020, former Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross will make his managerial debut after 14 years as a big league backstop. While some remain skeptical of the decision, he at least had the opportunity to pick the brain of Joe Maddon during his final seasons in the dugout.

Maddon, 65, ventured off on another journey with the Los Angeles Angels as he and the Cubs mutually parted ways at the end of the 2019 campaign. The decision to do so received praise from frustrated fans who have made their voices heard over social media and even the Friendly Confines.

Some rather harsh but you can’t control what other people think nor say. It doesn’t matter what you do for an organization, there will always be a handful of individuals who will quickly forget the positive and focus more on the negativity.

Either way, there are no hard feelings on Maddon’s end. Over the years, the fun-loving skipper provided us with inspirational one-liners that will likely stick in our brains for the remainder of our days.