CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago manager Joe Maddon says it’s OK for Cubs fans to be nervous heading into Sunday night’s must-win game against the Indians.
“Please be nervous, absolutely,” Maddon said. “You should be nervous. We have to win tonight. It’s up to us to get you beyond that moment. I do believe our Cubs fans, the one’s that I have spoken to, are really diggin’ on everything that’s happened. Please go ahead and be nervous.”
Maddon gave no thought to holding a team meeting with his club down 3-1 in the Series.
“I don’t believe in the speech thing working, I don’t,” Maddon said. “I want us to play with emotion but without emotion. In other words, be involved in the moment.”