This is Joe Maddon’s smiling “Before” picture, promising to buy everyone a round at The Cubby Bear.
Joe Maddon isn't the first celebrity manager that has come through town hoping to turn the tide on the Cubs' championship drought.
The Cubs tried to trade for Ben Zobrist before the Tampa Bay Rays flipped the super-utility player to the Oakland A’s in an arbitrage deal.
The Minnesota Twins announced on Friday that they have hired former Cubs manager Mike Quade as the skipper of their Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings.
The Cubs will be following the standard playbook in professional sports by firing one guy and swinging in a completely different direction with Joe Maddon.