12
SEP
2012

Manager, Inspire Me.

I have never managed a single game in the big leagues, nor did I play in that many. But I don’t think the amount of time spent in the big leagues factors into one’s ability to judge a manager’s capacity to communicate well. After all, speaking to a group of men...
01
SEP
2012

A Player’s Manager

I had a chance to talk with Joe Maddon today. I also had a chance to talk with Price, Jennings, Moore, and, well, everyone else on the team. I know just about all of them, and their personalities and it was great to be around them again. It’s a treat to be in a locker room...
31
AUG
2012

Maddon Being Maddon.

People ask what makes the Rays the Rays. Well, a large part of it is Joe Maddon. Very few managers in the game are as proactive in shaping the social structure of a team as Maddon is, and he does in multiple ways (a multiple tool social structure manager?). The way he...