Maddon’s statement is up for Quote of the Year

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

If Joe Maddon’s early-November introduction told the Cubs community anything, it’s that the new manager’s press conferences will be can’t-miss entertainment all season long. And the quirky skipper might just head into the new year having earned some offseason hardware.

Voting is underway for the second annual MLB Network Social Media Awards, and Maddon was nominated for Quote of the Year. With his press conference taking place at the famed Cubby Bear bar across the street from Wrigley Field, he offered everyone in attendance a parting gift.

“Theo said I got one round. That’s a shot and a beer. That’s the Hazleton way,” said Maddon, referring to his hometown of Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

To cast your vote, visit the above link and make your selection via Twitter by Dec. 7. Tune in to MLB Network on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. CST to find out the winners.

That was just one of the interesting statements Maddon made at the early November press conference. To read more about the manager, be sure to check out the December issue of Vine Line.

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