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 Maddon has...