Together with a savvy front office, Joe Maddon helped put the Tampa Bay Devil Rays on the map. That he stewarded a surprisingly successful run for a small-market club is not lost on the fans down there, and the organization showed him love tonight on his return.
Here’s the tribute video the Rays showed early in tonight’s game:
Thanks for the memories, Joe! pic.twitter.com/KDfRXB8kau
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) September 19, 2017
There’s a lot of respect there, and it is mutual.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 19, 2017