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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Articles tagged: Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon uses 867-5309 lineup for Rays against Tigers

Only Rays manager Joe Maddon would fill out a lineup card with an ’80s pop music hit in mind. The eccentric Rays manager noted on Twitter Thursday that he was going with a Tommy Tutone lineup for his team’s game against the Detroit Tiger that night: Going with Tommy Tutone lineup today: 8-6-7-5-3-0-9. — Joe…Read More

Knuckleball Princess Chelsea Baker throws BP to Rays (Video)

Chelsea Baker, a 17-year-old high school pitcher from Florida nicknamed the “Knuckleball Princess,” was invited to Tropicana Field Monday and got to throw batting practice to some Rays players before the team’s game against the Pirates. Baker met Rays manager Joe Maddon at an awards ceremony recently, and he invited her to come down to…Read More

Joe Maddon coaching his players to gain edge on instant replay

Joe Maddon is already working with his players to gain an edge — even the slightest ones — that can come from being prepared for the new instant replay challenges. According to The Tampa Bay Times, Maddon was running his players through a drill in spring training Thursday where the guys were coached to continue…Read More

Joe Maddon channels inner Allen Iverson and talks about practice (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is among the colorful characters in Major League Baseball. When his team embarks on their famous themed road trips, Maddon is front and center. You can find gems sprinkled into his Twitter timeline every now and then. A Joe Maddon postgame press conference always has the potential to be…Read More

Joe Maddon buys beer for Rays fans at Long Beach bar

Tampa Bay Rays fans who have been following the team’s current road trip on the west coast have little reason to be impressed. Those who were there to witness the four-game losing streak with which the trip began deserve some sort of compensation. Leave it to Rays skipper Joe Maddon. After Tampa snapped its losing…Read More

Joe Maddon: I wish Miguel Cabrera wouldn’t cry so much

Things got heated between the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays over the weekend, and slugger Miguel Cabrera was at the center of the drama. It all started on Saturday, when Rays closer Fernando Rodney was struggling with his control in the tenth inning and threw a pitch up and in to Cabrera. That’s right,…Read More

Joe Maddon zings Bobby Valentine

Bobby Valentine dragged Joe Maddon’s name into the conversation during his contentious interview on WEEI on Wednesday, and the Rays manager has responded. Valentine was defending himself for arriving to the ballpark later than usual for a recent game when he brought up Maddon. To make himself look better, he told the hosts that Rays…Read More

Joe Maddon will get a tattoo if Rays reach World Series

Joe Maddon isn’t your typical baseball manager. He thinks differently from many of his managerial compatriots, and he isn’t afraid to try new training methods. He also gets creative when it comes to motivating his players. On Friday, Maddon tweeted that he will get a tattoo if the Rays reach the World Series: . @rroberts19…Read More

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