Introduction of Joe Maddon Marks New Era in Cubs Baseball

November 3, 2014 by  

Eleven years ago, when upstart general manager Theo Epstein was looking for the manager to end his Red Sox's 86-year World Series drought, he decided to bring in a longtime bench coach of the Anaheim Angels. His name was Joe Maddon. At the time, he was a 49-year-old thought to be ready to become one of the better managers in the game. 

Instead of hiring Maddon to end the curse, Epstein went with...

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