First words of Cubs managers, from World Series aspirations to needing to be ‘crazy’ — but not going ‘cuckoo’

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CHICAGO — Major League Baseball has 29 managerial jobs — then there’s the Chicago Cubs. Managers are hired to be fired, as the saying goes, and we’ve seen them come and go on the North Side. Joe Maddon, who was the franchise’s winningest manager in more than a century and the only one with a World Series championship since Frank Chance in 1908, didn’t get a pass. He ended the curse on Nov. 2, 2016, when the Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 of the World Series. But he was out a few years later. Now, after abruptly firing David Ross to bring in Craig Counsell, the Cubs are looking to ge…

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