Cubs, Maddon ready to 'Embrace the Suck' for charity

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CHICAGO (AP) Manager Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs are ready to ''Embrace the Suck'' for charity this season.

Maddon and the Cubs unveiled on Friday the olive green T-shirts sporting the slogan, a playful nod to the defending champions' uneven play this season. It adds a charitable component involving the military.

''Embrace the Suck'' combines two of his favorite terms - ''Embrace the Target'' and ''Try Not to Suck.'' The later slogan was used last season when the Cubs won the World Series.

Soldiers also use the phrase when dealing with a difficult and tiring task.

Proceeds from the T-shirts will be split between Maddon's Respect 90 foundation and the military.