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Joe Maddon and Tampa Bay: How do you like him now, Rays fans?

It's a Mad, Mad, Maddon World Series.

Joe Maddon, who made magic with the Rays, is king of the baseball as he steers the Chicago Cubs into their first World Series since 1945. Maddon was born in 1954. You get the idea.

Joe Ma can do no wrong. They'll rename the Lake for him if the Cubs bring it on home. He'll make the Baseball Hall of Fame. He has created a new legion of grateful fans.

Then there's the old legion.

What about Rays fans?

Is there ambivalence over Maddon's newest miracle? Is there a longing? Is there a sense of betrayal?

"Hate" is too strong a word.

It's Joe, after all.

But is this Series tough to watch, Rays fans?

We'd love to know.

Let us in on what you're thinking as Maddon works the Series. Happiness? Pain? Anger. Indifference?

It's all good.

Look forward to hearing from you

Martin Fennelly,

Joe Maddon and Tampa Bay: How do you like him now, Rays fans? 10/25/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 10:14am]
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