Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is the embodiment of the modern skipper: bilingual, inventive, comfortable with advanced metrics and millennial demeanors, sporting knowledge gleaned from the old school and a personality tailored to hipsters. He’s talented, intriguing and fun!
Maddon also loves to talk and peppers his parlance with beatnik “man”s, while constantly coining new terms and breathing fresh life into the baseball vernacular. One kooky term that he throws out often is “meatloaf” as a verb – as in taking 2 games of a 3-game series (derived from Meatloaf’s 1977 song “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”)
It’s silly, it’s entertaining, but it’s also rooted in baseball truth: keep winning series through the marathon season of baseball, and you’ll find yourself in a pennant pole position. Similarly silly and entertaining is this fun new shirt that imagines Papa Joe translating his rhetoric to a restaurant and opening up a meatloaf diner.
It’s actually not that far-fetched; Maddon is a real foodie who already has a family recipe sandwich on sale at the Wrigley Field concessions – why not sling some meatloaf while he’s at it? Show your love for the eccentric North Side baseball guru and his colorful lingo with this tee that will peg you a knowledgable, plugged-in, goofy Cubs fan.
Like all National Fanthem designs, this is not an official product of any player, league, franchise, or greasy spoon -- it's just a fun piece of unique art from our imagination; drawn by hand and rendered digitally as a lossless high-resolution vector graphic for ideal printing. It comes on 100% cotton preshrunk tees in sizes small through 5XL. (Alternate brands/cuts/colors/sizes can be custom-printed for little additional cost