MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs won only nine of 32 Spring Training games back in 1989. Season over, right? Somehow, Don Zimmer found a way -- and that year, the "Boys of Zimmer" captured the National League East with a 93-win season, led by their unconventional manager.
Joe Maddon got to know Zimmer when they were together with Tampa Bay. Zimmer was a consultant to the Rays from 2004-14 -- but to Maddon, he was much more than that.