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On meatloafing and overboogying, or why I still love Joe Maddon.

Sad to say, but Scioscia-isms just ain't as cool as Maddon-isms. Check out some of the Maddon quips from this article, following the Rays' sweep of the Bawston Bloodsocks: "We did need to win these," manager Joe Maddon said. "There was no other way to look at it. Two out of three -- meatloafing right now -- didn't taste nearly as good. ... Under the circumstances, you have to do what you did. Otherwise it's pretty much impossible to recover from that moment." *** "In the beginning, [Shields was] over-boogying a little bit," Maddon said. "He was trying to do too much. He was falling off the mound. He didn't have his good alignment to the plate." *** "We've got them four more times next week," Maddon said. "In the meantime, just play with the same level of intensity and verve and want-to and all the stuff we're doing right now. ... The guys are really getting after it." "It's tangible, it's possible, it's there, it's truly not impossible," Maddon said. "Maybe the skeptics are falling off the skeptical wagon into the possible wagon right now. And maybe the storyline is going to change a bit. But none of that matters. What matters is what this group thinks every day when they go out there and how we go about our business and attack the other side." Aw, Joe. Love that guy. Miss that guy. Wish that guy all the best.

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