Joe Maddon tells players that the team dress code for the season is “If you think you look hot, you wear it”
Joe Maddon is known as much for his laid back attitude as he is for a his baseball acumen, and as the manager enters his second season with the Cubs he is spreading that relaxed style through the clubhouse with the team’s new dress code.
The Chicago skipper sat down with his team recently to go over the clubhouse rules and he let the players know that anything goes as far as wardrobe is concerned, according to ESPN.
“If you think you look hot, you wear it,” Maddon said smiling. “I’ve always rallied against the fact that [the] previous generation really frowns upon non-collared shirts, which I’ve never understood. They’ve always been in favor of the collared shirt and that being more acceptable than the non-collared shirt. I’ve never understood that logic when it comes down to dress.
Maddon is also a fan of themed days on the road, leading to the team celebrating Jake Arrieta’s no-hitter while wearing pajamas last season.
– Brendan Maloy