The Cubs think Russell Martin could be the right player at the right time, the free-agent splash that makes sense because of his production, leadership and postseason experience.
The Cubs feel like Joe Maddon checks all the boxes because he doesn’t fit easily into one compartment.
The Cubs made Joe Maddon an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Talking Heads should be playing when Joe Maddon walks into the Addison Street bar, because the Cubs and their new hipster manager saw this opportunity as once in a lifetime.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.