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January 17, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
They're perennial losers, doormats, punch lines. Or they were, anyway. The Tampa Bay Rays shed those labels three months ago, on the way to their first World Series. The Arizona Cardinals are shedding those labels too, one victory from their first Super Bowl. And there might be no bigger Cardinals fan than Joe Maddon, the manager of the Rays.
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August 31, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
You might have thought Southern California freeways are difficult to negotiate during construction, but former Angels coach and Rays Manager Joe Maddon says it's worse in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the closing of the Bay Bridge to remove the old eastern span this weekend made travel tough to Oakland for Tampa Bay's game against the A's. Now, the greater Los Angeles area does not have a large body of water to negotiate when traveling east-west...
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May 26, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
The Tampa Bay Rays rewarded Manager Joe Maddon for leading them to last season's World Series, announcing Monday a three-year contract extension that runs through 2012. "This is where I belong. This is where I want to be," Maddon said during a conference call. Maddon, 55, is in his fourth season with Tampa Bay, which posted a winning record for the first time in 2008.
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April 20, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
Using a few IndyCar terms in a nod to the Long Beach Grand Prix, these are Deputy Sports Editor Mike Hiserman's rankings through Friday's games. (Last week's rankings are in parentheses.) IN CLEAN AIR 1. ATLANTA Braves were 13-0 when they homered, 0-3 when they didn't. (1) 2. OAKLAND More Moneyball? More good baseball is more like it. (4) 3. BOSTON Unexpected early-season roll couldn't come at better time for 'Sox Nation. (13) 4. COLORADO 0-3 against Giants, 11-1 versus everyone else.
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July 16, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Tampa Bay Manager Joe Maddon called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Wednesday to express his regrets about not playing Angels third baseman Chone Figgins and closer Brian Fuentes in Tuesday night's All-Star game, which was won by the American League, 4-3. Figgins was a late addition to the team, and had to scramble to get to St. Louis after learning of his selection Tuesday morning only 10 hours before the first pitch.
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May 9, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Tampa Bay Friday through Sunday: vs. Oakland The Rays got off to a faster start after 28 games than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who wound up leading the NBA in wins this season. And the Rays went into the weekend having won 12 of their first 13 road games, posting a 2.19 earned-run average and holding opponents to a .203 average, both marks the best in the majors. So why should the slumping Angels even bother to show up for their series with Tampa Bay this week?
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June 1, 1992 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Although Chad Curtis' eighth-inning home run Sunday was his first homer--and first RBI--since May 9, the Angels' 4-3 loss prevented the rookie outfielder from enjoying the moment. "I didn't hit that ball any better than I've hit a few balls lately. It just jumped over the fence," said Curtis, whose homer accounted for the Angels' final run. "We've got to start scoring runs.
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February 28, 2006 | Tim Brown
One could argue it'd be worse in Kansas City, more hopeless in Miami, even gloomier in Detroit. But managing the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, it's right there with them, at best. You want their highlight, eight years in? They finished in fourth place two years ago. So, a few months on the job, Joe Maddon gathers all his reason and says, "You know what? I like that we're in the American League East. I'm glad we are." Honestly, so does everyone else in the American League East. Maddon smiles.
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September 16, 1999 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels are 10-3 since Terry Collins resigned as manager Sept. 3, an impressive record that can only enhance the chances of Joe Maddon going from interim manager to permanent manager. But Maddon is hardly using this Angel run as a platform for his campaign. "I don't see any banners in here," Maddon said, surveying his office after the Angels' 1-0 victory over the Royals on Wednesday night. "We're just happy to be playing as well as we are right now.
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September 13, 1996 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
The Angels are no longer an All-Maddon team. John McNamara, recovering from a blood clot in his right calf, received medical clearance to resume managing and will join the Angels in Kansas City today. Joe Maddon, who ran the team in McNamara's absence, will return to his role as bench coach. "I'm getting fired," Maddon said. "We're back to just one interim manager. No more interim squared."
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March 5, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Ron Roenicke spent the past 11 seasons as a trusted advisor to Angels Manager Mike Scioscia . So he couldn't help but wonder how his boss would take it when Roenicke found himself sitting by the phone waiting for the Milwaukee Brewers to call and offer him their managerial job. When the first congratulatory call came, however, it wasn't from Milwaukee. It was from Scioscia. "I think Scioscia knew I had the job before I did," Roenicke said Saturday. It was, after all, a move both men had been expecting.
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May 10, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Scott Kazmir spent some time Sunday night and Monday catching up with his former teammates on the Tampa Bay Rays, who are in town for a three-game series. Tuesday night, the Angels left-hander, who pitched for Tampa Bay from late 2004 until his trade to the Angels on Aug. 28, will make his first start against his former team. "I talked to the guys, but now it's time to get down to business," Kazmir said. "They know my strengths; I know theirs. I think it will be fun." It would probably be a lot more fun if Kazmir could effectively throw the slider he has all but abandoned this season while going 2-2 with a 7.11 earned-run average in five starts.
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May 9, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Tampa Bay Friday through Sunday: vs. Oakland The Rays got off to a faster start after 28 games than the Cleveland Cavaliers, who wound up leading the NBA in wins this season. And the Rays went into the weekend having won 12 of their first 13 road games, posting a 2.19 earned-run average and holding opponents to a .203 average, both marks the best in the majors. So why should the slumping Angels even bother to show up for their series with Tampa Bay this week?
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July 16, 2009 | Mike DiGiovanna
Tampa Bay Manager Joe Maddon called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Wednesday to express his regrets about not playing Angels third baseman Chone Figgins and closer Brian Fuentes in Tuesday night's All-Star game, which was won by the American League, 4-3. Figgins was a late addition to the team, and had to scramble to get to St. Louis after learning of his selection Tuesday morning only 10 hours before the first pitch.
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May 26, 2009 | Staff and Wire Reports
The Tampa Bay Rays rewarded Manager Joe Maddon for leading them to last season's World Series, announcing Monday a three-year contract extension that runs through 2012. "This is where I belong. This is where I want to be," Maddon said during a conference call. Maddon, 55, is in his fourth season with Tampa Bay, which posted a winning record for the first time in 2008.
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January 17, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
They're perennial losers, doormats, punch lines. Or they were, anyway. The Tampa Bay Rays shed those labels three months ago, on the way to their first World Series. The Arizona Cardinals are shedding those labels too, one victory from their first Super Bowl. And there might be no bigger Cardinals fan than Joe Maddon, the manager of the Rays.
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September 9, 1999 | CHRIS FOSTER
Joe Maddon, the Angels' interim manager, doesn't dwell on it, but each night is more or less a job tryout for him. Maddon is one of the candidates to replace Terry Collins, who resigned Friday. Each game until the end of the season could count as part of his resume. "That's part of it," Maddon said. "I would be foolish to think otherwise. If I was the person doing the hiring, I certainly would be paying attention to what is going on." Maddon could be part of a short list.
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June 6, 2006 | Mike DiGiovanna, Times Staff Writer
Though Joe Maddon was considered a master sign-stealer when he was the bench coach for the Angels, the Devil Rays manager said he wouldn't try to use his insight to exploit his former team in his first game against the Angels on Monday. "I shouldn't even try to steal signs because I'll kill way too many brain cells trying to figure that out," Maddon said before the game. "I would rather preserve what few brain cells I have left."
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November 13, 2008 | Jim Peltz, staff and wire reports
Joe Maddon had a good reason for interrupting his honeymoon. About an hour after he landed in Rome, the newly married Maddon easily won the American League manager of the year award Wednesday for guiding Tampa Bay from baseball's basement to the World Series in one season. Lou Piniella took the NL honor after leading the Chicago Cubs to the league's best record. Maddon, who succeeded Piniella as Tampa Bay manager in 2006, was a runaway winner in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Assn.
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October 30, 2008 | Bill Shaikin, Shaikin is a Times staff writer.
Tampa Bay Rays Manager Joe Maddon left the World Series amid a hail of criticism for two managing decisions in the finale, a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies The suspended game resumed in the sixth inning, with the score tied, 2-2. With right-hander Grant Balfour pitching for the Rays, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel used left-handed Geoff Jenkins as a pinch-hitter. Jenkins doubled and scored. Maddon did not use left-hander J.P.
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