Joe Maddon and Cubs support Blackhawks during rain delay

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After the Cubs and Kansas City Royals were postponed on Saturday, the entire Cubs team exchanged their Cubs uniforms for Blackhawks sweaters to support their Chicago counterpart in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.

Joe Maddon, who was the Tampa Bay Rays’ manager for nine seasons, has shown support for the Blackhawks during the NHL playoffs, but now that the Blackhawks are playing the Tampa Bay Lighting in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Cubs manager is torn between who to support.

Maddon said he won’t cheer for either team but hopes the best team wins.

I’m becoming the Blackhawks fan, as I should be, Maddon said. I do have some roots back there in Tampa, I know coach (Jon) Cooper really well, he’s a really good guy. I’ve not met coach (Joel) Quenneville yet. But I’m really excited about watching the whole thing, I think it’s going to be a powerful series.

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