Cubs manager Joe Maddon has the worst spin move of all time

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first_imgCubs manager Joe Maddon wanted to get after Pirates manager Clint Hurdle in the fourth inning Thursday, but he didn’t have the proper technique to do so.After Hurdle seemed to chirp at Maddon following an up-and-in pitch to Chicago star Javier Baez, umpire Joe West ejected Maddon for his vocal retort from the dugout. That prompted Maddon to rush onto the field and charge his counterpart. But Maddon, 65, does not have the moves he used to. With West holding him back — and Hurdle staring him down — Maddon attempted a spin maneuver to break free. It didn’t work.Rather than opening a lane to Hurdle, Maddon went backward, resembling an interpretive dancer more than a fighter. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNClint Hurdle just made Joe Maddon’s burger well-done.It took an army to hold Maddon back.— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019Grill master is UNFAZED.— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019Just make another burger yourself, Joe.😂😂😂— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019While Maddon’s ultimate goal was likely to fire up his players, who had gotten a couple of far-inside pitches from Jordan Lyles to that point, he probably earned himself a running clubhouse joke at his expense. No doubt the skipper will hear from his players once they watch the clip following the contest.The Cubs did open up a big lead shortly after the incident, and since they’d lost four straight entering Thursday, Maddon is unlikely to regret his miscalculation.last_img

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