Joe Maddon drew a line in the sand Friday afternoon when he ranted against the so-called Cardinals Way during his postgame news conference at Wrigley Field.
Bags of fertilizer were stacked on a ledge outside the cramped interview room, making it an appropriate setting for one of the great orations in Cubs history, surpassing even Tom Trebelhorn's firehouse chat in 1994.
How much of that was real anger and how much was psychological warfare in case the teams meet in the postseason is something only Maddon knows.
But Cubs President Theo Epstein said Monday he agreed with the Maddon manifesto.
"Yeah, and that was a cooled-down Joe," Epstein said. "He...