Try Not to Suck

Try Not to Suck

The Exceptional, Extraordinary Baseball Life of Joe Maddon

Book - 2018
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"Biography of baseball manager Joe Maddon. With his irreverent personality, laid-back approach, and penchant for the unexpected, Joe Maddon is a singular presence among Major League Baseball managers. Whether he's bringing clowns and live bear cubs to spring training or leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years, Maddon is always one to watch. In Try Not to Suck, ESPN's Jesse Rogers and MLB.com's Bill Chastain fully explore Maddon's life and career, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique which makes Maddon so popular with players and analysts alike. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts, this is the definitive account of the curse-breaker and trailblazer at the helm of the Cubs' new era"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Triumph Books LLC,, [2018]
©2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781629374765
1629374768
Characteristics: x, 294 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rogers, Jesse - Author
Zobrist, Ben 1981-
Contents: Foreword / by Ben Zobrist
The hat
Pino Maddonini
Joe College
Coaching calls
Moving up the Angels chain
Scioscia takes over
A sad time, then euphoria
Angels swan song
A franchise in need
9=8 magic
Handling success
Shot and a beer
Early optimism
Four over instead of four under
Addison's plight
Embrace the slogan
A fast start
The hiccup
American Legion month
Games 6 and 7
Epilogue: 2017.
Summary: "Biography of baseball manager Joe Maddon. With his irreverent personality, laid-back approach, and penchant for the unexpected, Joe Maddon is a singular presence among Major League Baseball managers. Whether he's bringing clowns and live bear cubs to spring training or leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years, Maddon is always one to watch. In Try Not to Suck, ESPN's Jesse Rogers and MLB.com's Bill Chastain fully explore Maddon's life and career, delving behind the scenes and dissecting that mystique which makes Maddon so popular with players and analysts alike. Packed with insight, anecdotes, and little-known facts, this is the definitive account of the curse-breaker and trailblazer at the helm of the Cubs' new era"-- Provided by publisher.

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