Joe Maddon revels in success

Rays manager, who learned his craft under Mike Scioscia, remains true to his roots

Updated: August 24, 2010, 10:15 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon had seen the "Rally Monkey" hop up and down on the big screen in right field of Angel Stadium since it was born over a decade ago. As Mike Scioscia's bench coach for six years in Anaheim, he had seen that monkey rally the team to comeback win after comeback win and a World Series title in 2002.

"I remember when it first came on and we didn't like it," Maddon said Monday after the Rays' 4-3 win over the Angels. "We didn't get it and we ...

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