Joe Maddon changed hairstyle to ‘wake up’ Angels during losing streak, never got to show it: report


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Joe Maddon reportedly had an idea to ease the tension in the Los Angeles Angels dugout amid the team’s 12-game losing streak – change his hairstyle.

Maddon was going to show up last Tuesday in a mohawk in hopes of sparking the team’s turnaround, ESPN reported on Sunday. But he was fired before he could show it.

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Joe Maddon of the Los Angeles Angels reacts during the fifth inning against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on June 5, 2022 in Philadelphia.
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“After the twelfth straight loss, Maddon got a mohawk haircut to try to wake up his team,” ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian said on the ‘Sunday Night Baseball’ TV show. “But the players never saw him, he was fired.”

Angels general manager Perry Minasian recommended a move to team owner Arte Moreno, then drove to Maddon’s home to deliver the news. Los Angeles third baseman coach Phil Nevin has been named interim manager.

Joe Maddon of the Los Angeles Angels looks on during the Texas Rangers game at Globe Life Field on May 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Joe Maddon of the Los Angeles Angels looks on during the Texas Rangers game at Globe Life Field on May 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.
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“Looking at the last two days, that’s really when I started thinking about making a change. And I try not to make emotional decisions. I’ll be honest, I’ve been emotional the last two days There were some really tough losses,” Minasian said.

Los Angeles was on a 14-game losing streak before crushing it against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. The team also beat the New York Mets on Saturday.

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon during batting practice before the Phillies game on June 5, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon during batting practice before the Phillies game on June 5, 2022, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
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Maddon was 157-172 in more than two seasons with the Angels. He was fired in 2020 after five seasons with the Chicago Cubs, which included a World Series title.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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