The pressure definitely isn’t getting to Joe Maddon before the Wild Card game

SHARE The pressure definitely isn’t getting to Joe Maddon before the Wild Card game
SHARE The pressure definitely isn’t getting to Joe Maddon before the Wild Card game

Maybe it’s because of the Cubs history. Maybe it’s just fans projecting their own feelings, but as fans continue to get nervous before Wednesday’s Wild Card game, the team’s manager is as cool as ever.

Joe Maddon has been a steadying hand for the young Cubs. Now, just over 24 hours before the biggest Cubs’ game in years, Maddon seems to be pretty relaxed.

PHOTOS: Today in sports history — October 6

Jay Zawaski, executive producer for 670 The Score’s “Spiegel & Goff” show posted a picture of a text sent to the Cubs’ manager by another producer before Maddon’s weekly segment on the show. Maddon responded with a little Spanish flavor.

This isn’t the first time Maddon has shown off his ability to text like a college frat boy. Earlier in the season, Maddon responded to a Zawaski text with an Austin Powers’ meme.

Joe Maddon responds to texts in the best way possibleThe Cubs will need some of that levelheadedness Wednesday. It will be the biggest game almost anyone on the team has ever played.

The Latest
The only thing worth judging them on at this point is whether the path they’re plotting looks sensible, and it does. The results are to be determined, but the process is prudent.
There should be no more holdups in rolling out a permanent foot pursuit policy that could help prevent individuals from being shot by Chicago police.
The idea that 18-year-olds should be able to purchase guns is based on an old-fashioned, unscientific view of adulthood. Neuroscience research indicates the brain does not fully mature until around 25.
On the battlefield, soldiers pride themselves on leaving no fellow soldier behind. Let us, as a nation, vow to leave the rights of no citizen behind.
Selling off public assets is a way for officials to plug budget holes in the short term but can leave taxpayers burdened with heavy long-term costs.