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Joe Maddon brought in a magician to perform for the Chicago Cubs before Tuesday's game against the New York Mets.
"Joe started talking about [baseball] magic and the next thing I know there was a magician there Emmitt Smith Cowboys Jersey
," Addison Russell said.
Maddon thought of the idea "on the plane or bus" after the Cubs' weekend series in St. Louis, where they were swept. They were on a season-high five-game losing streak, having fallen 11½ games behind the Cardinals going into Tuesday's games.
"It was about time," Maddon said. "Tough series in St. Louis. I don't want our guys to get all distraught for the wrong reasons. We played a good game. They beat us. Let's keep moving it forward."
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