Maddon says it’s OK for Cubs fans to be nervous

FILE PHOTO - Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon watches from the dugout during the second inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the New York Mets Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
FILE PHOTO - Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon watches from the dugout during the second inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the New York Mets Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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.”

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