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Joe Maddon really loves The Office

While the New York media obsesses over Alex Rodriguez's return to pinstripes, Cubs reporters are having plenty of fun with new manager Joe Maddon. 

This led to a discussion about Maddon's love of the old NBC sitcom, The Office. 

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“I’m at the point now where Pam and Jim just got married and they had the baby,” Maddon added. “They’ve been switched over to Sabre. All that stuff is so good. It’s outstanding. I’d rather go to sleep at night watching something funny than something serious.” 

But Maddon's affection for the series isn't limitless. He quit watching after Michael Scott, played by Steve Carrell, left the show. 

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Maddon's also a fan of the HBO series Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Maddon is taking a pretty easy-going approach in his first season with the Cubs. He blasted Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin during batting practice on Wednesday, and he said every player is going to get a day to pick the music. 

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- Dan Gartland