He just drips with intangibles. He just oozes with the stuff you need to be good as a group. Above everything he does skillfully, that's what I love the most. He's a guy who does make a difference in the clubhouse.
More Quotes from Joe Maddon:What I'm trying to convince them is, you're not trying to beat the Yankees or the Red Sox or the Blue Jays, you're trying to beat the game of baseball through execution. When you play the game properly, it really should not matter what name is on the front or back of the shirt. And when you can reduce it to that mentally, I think you have a better chance of repeating the proper things over and over again.
I know we're missing parts. But the guys who are here are coming to the ballpark, are playing hard every day. Every time we pitch well we're in the game.
We didn't see him last year. I can't wait to see him. Everything I hear is good.
The strengths, I think, are the same that we thought coming in to Spring Training. You look at the team on the field, it's a pretty good team on the field. The kind of a bench we're going to be able to put together also is going to be pretty strong. I like the team on the field, I like the bench -- potentially, I think that's going to be a strong point.
Because before he came up, we talked about it being a one-game situation. He made it easy for me, because it's not easy to tell somebody like that, that, 'We're sending you right back,' because he's done everything we asked him to do. I thought he reached another level mentally. ... I believe once the mental mechanics are in order, the physical mechanics follow. He's getting real close to being here a long time.
I thought (Monday) was spectacular. I thought the place looked absolutely great. Very bright. Very clean. A new twist. Very nice for the fans.
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