Joe Maddon Fires Up His Cubs with Comically Aggressive Fight Moves
One of the more amusing aspects of MLB is the sight of elderly managers wearing uniforms on the field, just like the players.
However, watching one of these dudes attempt to charge the opponent's dugout in a fit of rage is so much more fun.
Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon provided us with this particular joy in Pittsburgh, and we're all better people for it.
Here's our favorite maneuver:
Maddon wasn't just wigging out randomly, though.
The Pirates have developed a well-earned reputation for throwing inside, particularly against the Cubs, so when Javy Báez got buzzed on the knob, he had seen enough.
In fact, Cubs infielder David Bote absorbed a head shot later in the same game.
That was grim.
This was also a pretty transparent attempt by Maddon to light a fire under his sluggish Cubbies, who've been playing like winos for the better part of two months.
Somehow, it actually seemed to work, as Chicago exploded after Mount Joe erupted, eventually winning 11-3.
Perhaps the Cubs were simply due, but we like to think it was Maddon's unique fighting style that saved the day.
Yep, that was it.