Joe Maddon on the Value of Composure
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Joe Maddon (@MaddHalos) is the current manager of the Los Angeles Angels and former Manager of the Chicago Cubs. With the cubs, he led his team to the postseason in each of his first three seasons with the club, including 2 National League Division titles and the 2016 World Series. Maddon was named National League Manager of the Year in 2014 and has been working in pro baseball for 44 seasons. He's a three-time BBWAA Manager of the Year award winner, having earned the honor in 2008 and 2011 with Tampa Bay, and in 2015 with the Cubs. Maddon is one of only seven managers to win the award at least three times.
Maddon provides a great example of how to keep your composure as an athlete. He believes that teams who maintain great composure have an edge and it all starts with how the coach carries him or herself first. Maddon's team use the phrase "Respect 90," which means you respect the 90 feet between home plate and first base. He says if you run hard to first base every time you are being a good teammate and honoring the game.