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CHICAGO -- Joe Maddon showed up in a blue Chicago Cubs We Came To Reign sweater. On Friday, he might as well try chaps and spurs.Thats because Maddon will probably feel like he is in the Wild West when the Cubs open their NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, managing against Bruce Bochy.Hes a cowboy, Maddon said Thursday. Hell do anything. And when you manage against a cowboy, its always interesting.It sure figures to be that way with two successful managers with different approaches going at it. Maddon and Bochy tend to treat regular-season matchups as if they were playoff games. Now that they are actually meeting in the postseason?Oh, theyre going to have a field day, Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan said. Theyre going to love it. They do every time.Theres Maddon, the laid-back professorial hipster with the white hair and horned rim glasses, who balances advanced metrics with more traditional analysis and keeps his players on their toes simply by being different and fun.He also has a team that comes in with a major league-leading 103 wins and the hopes of its long-suffering fans that the teams first World Series title since 1908 is on the way.Then theres the more old-school Bochy, who while not quite as immersed in the numbers has led the Giants to three World Series titles since 2010. And for what its worth, all three have come in even-numbered years.We look forward to managing against guys that we know do such a great job and will be so well prepared and it makes you stay on your toes and make sure that youre ready and youre prepared, Bochy said. So, especially going against such a good club and hes got a lot of weapons over there and its up to me to have these guys ready and of course have my moves ready.The Cubs took four of seven meetings from the Giants this season. And their final five games were all decided by one run.While the outcome of the series largely hinges on the arms of Jon Lester and Johnny Cueto and the bats of Kris Bryant and Buster Posey, the matchup between Maddon and Bochy is one to watch.I think the strategies and what the other guys are thinking, I just know from the years playing against the Giants and Bochy he just does a really good job of having two guys up all the time ready for that pinch-hitter, ready for the matchup, Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo said. And playing with Joe, he does a good job.The two have a strong mutual admiration that took root when they first crossed paths managing in the minors decades ago. While Maddon relies more on advanced metrics, he and Bochy are both respected by their players for their communication skills and penchant for making the right move.Maddon, of course, is also known to have zoo animals at Wrigley Field. And onesie road trips. He showed up one day at spring training dressed in a tie-dye T-shirt and headband in a throwback 1970s van blasting Earth, Wind & Fire.It wasnt his last groovy thought.The other day I texted him. I changed my number, Coghlan said.Maddons response?Groovy, he said.But to Coghlan, its not just that Maddon is fun and cool. He also happens to be a great coach with a knack for finding a flaw, for example, in something as simple as his footwork.Coghlan appreciates that more than anything else, though it sure doesnt hurt knowing the man in the dugout will usually make all the right moves during the game.Coghlan sees a thought process in Maddon that is different than a lot of managers Ive played for and doesnt see how anyone could be better.Just to see him and how he thinks is really interesting, and I think theres a reason why hes had a lot of success, he said.The guy who will be in the other dugout has had his share of it, too. Lance Lynn Jersey. Badenhop was 2-3 with a 3.47 ERA in 63 relief appearances for Milwaukee this season. He is 18-20 in his career with three saves and a 3. Vince Coleman Cardinals Jersey. Halladay signed a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday that allowed the veteran right-hander to retire as a member of team with which he broke into the majors and spent the bulk of his distinguished 16-year career. But the quarterback hopes to stay involved in football after officially calling it quits Tuesday. "Id love to look at those opportunities as they arise," Pierce said in an interview from his Winnipeg eatery. Vince Coleman Jersey. -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. Michael Wacha Cardinals Jersey. The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. Swedens Alex Noren gave himself the perfect early birthday present by holding his nerve to claim a fifth European Tour title in the Scottish Open.Noren, who turns 34 on Tuesday, carded a closing 70 at Castle Stuart to finish 14 under par and a shot ahead of Englands Tyrrell Hatton, who birdied the last to complete a 69 and secure second place.Belgiums Nicolas Colsaerts, Italys Matteo Manassero and New Zealands Danny Lee shared third on 12 under, with Scotlands Richie Ramsay and Englands Andy Sullivan a shot further back.Hatton, Colsaerts, Manassero and Ramsay also secured the four qualifying places on offer in next weeks Open Championship for players not otherwise exempt who finished inside the top 12.Noren, who won the Nordea Masters in his native Sweden in 2011 and 2015, said: This is by far the biggest win. The amount of players that are here, and on a course like this in Scotland, its only what I dreamt of growing up.Now Im just so happy its over because it was a tough, tough leaderboard. There were a lot of guys at 11, 12, 13 under and it was just not a cruising win at all. Thinking about it this morning, how much it would mean, it feels like miles away. And now when it happens, it just feels unbelievable.After extending his two-shot overnight lead with a birdie on the second, Noren failed to make the most of several other good opportunities before just his fourth bogey of the week on the eighth allowed Lee to draw level thanks to his third birdie of the day on the 10th.An eagle followed by three birdies in succession had lifted Colsaerts to within a shot of the lead alongside Hatton and Manassero, but Noren edged back in front with a two-putt birdie from long range on the par-five 12th and produced a superb approach on the 15th to set up another, which proved to be decisive.HHatton, who had struggled to a closing 75 when in the final group in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth in May, said: Im really happy with that result.dddddddddddd Part of me is slightly disappointed in a way, finishing one short. But I played well. I tried to stay as patient as I can and I find that one of the difficult aspects. But Im just quite happy I guess.A spot in the Open next week, as well as securing the US PGA Championship in a few weeks time, as well. Overall, its been a really good week.Manasseros share of third place represented a welcome return to form for the 23-year-old, who won four times on the European Tour by the age of 20 but had slumped to 596th before the start of the week after changing his technique to try to add distance to his game.Im really happy of course, to play well in such a big event for me, Manassero said. Right now its a great relief from a lot of things and Im glad that I handled myself really well in this week, which was not easy at all.Its a while since Ive been in this position and Im very happy. All these struggles and hard work and stuff are obviously paying off and hopefully next time Ill be holding a trophy.Ramsay was delighted to secure his sixth appearance in the Open and a first for baby daughter Olivia, who was born in February.Its huge, Ramsay said after a closing 67.Ive played it a few times before and I dont think Ive done myself justice, but this time we have our little daughter to take along. I think shell enjoy her first major. Its more of a treat for her.The great thing was I played to win today, which is a great feeling when youre in that position in front of a home crowd on a great golf course. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '