Will Smith (baseball)

Joe Maddon's vision has his never-say-die Cubs eyeing bigger things

Joe Maddon's vision has his never-say-die Cubs eyeing bigger things

With his players still partying in the clubhouse, Cubs manager Joe Maddon took off his glasses at the podium late Tuesday night at AT&T Park and wiped champagne off the lenses.

Maddon likes a clear view of everything. And the Cubs find themselves playing for a pennant for the second straight year — and eyeing a World Series — largely because of Maddon's vision and perspective.

"I like to have fun,'' Maddon said. "I have never done anything well in my entire life that I didn't enjoy. I want them to enjoy this moment.''

Is there a coach in sports who would be any more enjoyable to play for than Maddon?

Nothing epitomized the full impact...

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