“I don’t care what’s happened in the past,” he says. “I always start with a clean slate with any player. All I ask out of any of my players is to always play hard and to be prepared for the game. I’ve seen enough of Manny Ramirez to see what he’s capable of doing.”
Maddon makes a pitch to becoming Belmont Shore’s Director of Tourism and relates a funny Will Ferrell story in this same interview that the quote above was lifted from.