Joe Maddon Ordered A Round Of Drinks At His Cubs Press Conference

In a press conference held at a bar across the street from Wrigley Field, the Cubs introduced their new manager, Will Ferrell as Harry Caray Joe Maddon. It ended with Maddon ordering a round of boilermakers for everyone. » 11/03/14 5:17pm 11/03/14 5:17pm

That Time Joe Maddon Parked His Classic Car In A Handicapped Spot

In Boston, when the manager leaves under contentious circumstances, they smear him by accusing him of being addicted to painkillers. In laid-back St. Pete, they find an old photo of the manager parked in a handicapped spot. » 10/31/14 5:33pm 10/31/14 5:33pm

Cubs Fire Rick Renteria After One Season, Admit He Got Fucked

After Joe Maddon unexpectedly left the Tampa Bay Rays, the Cubs worked quickly to cut a deal and bring him on. Current skipper Rick Renteria, a baseball lifer in his first-ever major league managing gig, got the shaft, and president Theo Epstein admitted as much in today's press release. » 10/31/14 3:52pm 10/31/14 3:52pm

Report: Joe Maddon To Manage The Cubs

Well, that happened pretty quickly. It's been less than a week since Joe Maddon left the Tampa Bay Rays in the dust, and he's already found himself a new job managing the Chicago Cubs, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. » 10/29/14 5:57pm 10/29/14 5:57pm

Joe Maddon Leaves The Rays

So: this is big and intriguing news! Joe Maddon, the Rays' manager since 2006, is quitting effective immediately. That's per Buster Olney, and later confirmed by the Rays. » 10/24/14 12:34pm 10/24/14 12:34pm

Joe Girardi Says Rays Pitchers Aren't Good Enough To Safely Pitch Inside

The race for third place in the AL East is a snippy one, with the Ray's honoring Derek Jeter before last night's game, then clipping him with a fastball in on the hands. Afterward Joe Girardi blasted the Rays for hitting so many Yankees batters recently, but with a twist: instead of accusing them of doing it… » 9/17/14 3:30pm 9/17/14 3:30pm

Joe Maddon Calls In Medicine Man To Fix The Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays have the worst record in a professional sports league that includes the New York Mets, The Chicago Cubs, and the Houston Astros. Forget outside the box, they need to get as far away from it as humanly possible to think themselves out of this mess. Joe Maddon bringing in a Seminole medicine man is a… » 6/09/14 7:59pm 6/09/14 7:59pm

Joe Maddon Is Already Hard At Work Exploiting MLB's Replay System

The truth is, no one knows how MLB's new replay review process will shake out until every last exigency is put into play. Joe Maddon isn't going to wait. He's already planning how to take advantage of the system. » 3/07/14 11:18am 3/07/14 11:18am

What The Heck Was Joe Maddon Doing Last Night?

If he were anyone else (and the box score looks like a Tony La Russa special), the Rays manager would be getting flayed this morning. But everybody loves Joe Maddon, and his magnum opus of overmanaging in the Rays' 5-4 win over Boston somehow came back around to directly stave off elimination. That doesn't mean we… » 10/08/13 9:20am 10/08/13 9:20am

Buck Showalter Argued That A Double Should Have Been A Foul Ball. After…

A truly magical moment: managers from both teams, simultaneously arguing the umpires' call. Buck Showalter? Wrong. First-base ump Dan Iassogna? Wrong. Joe Maddon, claim your prize. » 5/20/13 10:56am 5/20/13 10:56am

Here's A Penguin Sitting In Rays Manager Joe Maddon's Chair

Shut up, don't ask questions. It doesn't matter why the Rays had a penguin running around in their clubhouse today. All that matters is that penguins are adorable. » 4/24/13 3:51pm 4/24/13 3:51pm

"My Pitcher Is Terrible, My Bullpen Can't Get Anybody Out": What…

For a sport with so many supposed "unwritten rules," baseball sure has a lot of written ones. But the official rulebook is much like the U.S. Constitution: remarkably broad, and designed to allow arbiters to interpret what's in there. One instance that allows for wide latitude is what constitutes an ejectable offense.… » 12/17/12 12:40pm 12/17/12 12:40pm

Joe Maddon Had The Perfect Response To Bobby Valentine For Dragging Him…

During his rant on WEEI yesterday, Red Sox punching bag manager Bobby Valentine brought Joe Maddon's name into his excuse for showing up later than usual before a game in Oakland (which he said was due to his son's flight being delayed). » 9/06/12 1:00pm 9/06/12 1:00pm

Joe Maddon Vs. Davey Johnson Is A Great Old Man Fight

"The most boring ejection in baseball history?" No way, man. Davey Johnson and Joe Maddon, two feisty and erudite managers representing the oldest of old and newest of new schools, have moved into their second day of sniping after Johnson alerted the umps to some pine tar on Joel Peralta's glove. These are angry men,… » 6/20/12 7:10pm 6/20/12 7:10pm

Here's The Rays' 1979 "Throwback" Jersey

Joe Maddon, you're a damn good sport. (Except when you're calling out the Nationals for a "pussy move" when they bring attention to Joel Peralta's sticky, dripping glove.) Any one of your players could have been the model for the 1979 Rays jersey that never was, but you stepped up and threw on that powder blue like a… » 6/20/12 4:25pm 6/20/12 4:25pm

The Rays Need To Upgrade Their Bullpen Phone Plan

Joe Maddon had some instructions for his bullpen, but the landline call at Marlins Park just wouldn't go through. He couldn't use a carrier pigeon, and he couldn't send a telegram, so Maddon improvised as best he could: He dispatched infielder Will Rhymes to deliver the message. The human element beats the 19th… » 6/11/12 10:35am 6/11/12 10:35am

Joe Maddon Wears Short Shorts

The Rays like to have fun, and nothing screams fun like booty shorts. For the Rays' pregame workout on Saturday, the entire team decided to don short pants, because they're a bunch of guys! Hanging out together! Showing a little thigh! » 4/02/12 9:35am 4/02/12 9:35am

They Lost The 'Devil,' But The Rays Are Still Goth

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 8/19/09 6:30am 8/19/09 6:30am