Hazelton’s Joe Maddon to be featured in ESPN segment

Times Leader | August 14th, 2015 6:36 pm

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will appear on ESPN’s “SC Featured” segment on Sunday.

The Hazleton native is rebuilding a franchise — trying to bring Chicago its first World Series title since 1908 – and rejuvenating his beloved hometown.

“A lot of people pay lip service to supporting their community, and then they get on a plane and kind of fly away, either literally or metaphorically. But Joe never flew away from this community.” Bob Curry, president of Hazleton Integration Project said during an interview with ESPN.

The segment will debut during the 10 a.m. ET edition of SportsCenter and will re-air in other editions of the program throughout the day.

“If you’re not a little bit crazy, you’re never gonna take the necessary risks to be great. Whether it’s some guy in the clubhouse doing something nuts, or whether it’s bringing a python in there, penguins in there, bringing a salsa band or a DJ, something that loosens the moment up,” Maddon said during the ESPN feature.

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