Joe Maddon models T-shirts for charity

Joe Maddon models T-shirts for charity

Joe Maddon, expected soon to be named manager of the Chicago Cubs, made a significant impact in matters that went beyond baseball during his days with the Tampa Bay Rays.

For the last eight years, Maddon has conducted “Thanksmas,” an event that mobilizes volunteers to provide food and support for the homeless in the Tampa Bay-St. Petersburg area. Maddon pays for food and gifts and takes part in cooking and serving meals for the needy.

During the 2014 season, Maddon began wearing T-shirts promoting charitable causes to his postgame news conferences. It began with a July 26 tweet asking charities to send him shirts with a promise that he would wear them,...