the World Champion Chicago Cubs did something a little different yesterday
actually, World Series Champion manager Joe Maddon tried something different.
the mighty Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds was up. he’s a super good hitter.
so Maddon took his third baseman, the reigning NL MVP Kris Bryant
and placed him between the left and center fielders.
this allowed his corner outfielders to get closer to the foul lines
and it tempted Votto to sacrifice his power and instead poke the ball to the wide open spaces of left.
Maddon is well renown for trying new approaches to the centuries old baseball
AND BEST OF ALL, HE IS ALLOWED TO EXPERIMENT
sure there are critics from time to time who spout stupid ass shit but he’s got a ring and they don’t, so suck it, traditionalists.
what Maddon did last night and does frequently by doing things like batting the pitcher 8th and having a dance party after every win, is what many successful people do:
whatever they damn well please as long as they continue to win.
yesterday Votto creamed a hanging curveball over first base for a double
BUT STILL WHAT JOE TRIED WAS AWESOME
SO SHUT UP.
(Cubs won 15-5, btw)