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ESPN poll: Cubs' Joe Maddon voted best players manager

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ESPN poll: Cubs' Joe Maddon voted best players manager

 

In a recent poll conducted by ESPN's Jim Bowden, 117 players were asked to vote who they believe is the best players manager in the MLB.

No. 1 on that list? Joe Maddon.

"It's a humbling thought. It really is," Maddon told Bowden via Skype on Friday morning. "I've always thought peer acceptance is the highest form of acceptance, not necessarily my peers in a sense, but to have the players think that or believe that is really phenomenal."

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The Cubs skipper accumulated 35 percent of the votes, with San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy ranking second on the list at 18 percent.

Maddon was also voted most creative manager by executives, scouts, and coaches.

After all, who else would think to bring in a magician to loosen up the clubhouse and help break the Cubs' losing streak?

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Dare we ask... are the Cubs back?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Dare we ask... are the Cubs back?

Rick Telander, Ben Finfer and Seth Gruen join Kap on the panel.

0:00 - The Cubs beat the Padres from their 6th win in their 7 games since the All-Star Break. Are they really this good or are they just feasting on sub-.500 teams?

7:00 - The White Sox have lost seven straight after the break. Should fans be furious with the slump or still optimistic about the future?

13:00 - The Bears report to Bourbonnais in 6 days. Will the 2019 season be a failure if they do not make it to the Super Bowl?

19:00 - Kap gives out his play of the night in the FanDuel Friday Faves.

Listen to the entire episode here or in the embedded player below.

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Gary Pressy - Behind the organ

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Cubs Talk Podcast: Gary Pressy - Behind the organ

Get to know Gary Pressy: Luke Stuckmeyer sits down with Cubs organist Gary Pressy.

1:00 - Find out when Gary started playing the organ.

2:40 - Gary discusses his consecutive games streak.

4:10 - Gary talks about some of the new songs he mixes in with the old classics.

7:15 - Gary picks his favorite moment from the Cubs 2016 World Series Championship season.

9:20 - Gary plays "Beer Money" - answering Cubs trivia questions.

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

Cubs Talk Podcast

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