Joe Maddon, Bob Costas to Talk World Series Game 7 and More on Live Stream to Benefit COVID-19 Relief
Joe Maddon, who managed the Chicago Cubs to the team’s first World Series Championship in 108 years in 2016, will join twenty-eight-time Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bob Costas to discuss the Cubs’ Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians in that historic series and more through a virtual stream on Cameo on Tuesday, May 26 at 11 pm ET. The session will begin immediately following are-broadcast of that heart-pounding 8-7, 10-inning win on ESPN. That re-broadcast will begin at 7 p.m.(ET). Maddon will also appear on ESPN+ with Cubs manager David Ross during the pregame show at 6:30 pm ET.
Fans can pre-register for the event at on.cameo.com/joe-maddon-cameo for a chance to win a free Joe Maddon Cameo, and to submit questions to be asked during the stream.
Simply go to Cameo.com/Joe to join this exclusive session. The Cameo stream is free, but donations to Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation’s COVID-19 relief efforts are encouraged. Fans can donate directly on the link provided to the foundation’s donation page, or by booking a Cameo from Joe Maddon on Cameo.com. If you aren’t able to tune in live, check out the video on Cameo’s Youtube channel which will run until June 6th.
About Joe Maddon and the Respect 90 Foundation
The Respect 90 Foundation was founded by Joe & Jaye Maddon in 2015. Respect 90 seeks to enrich the lives of children and families in all the places the couple calls home: Long Beach, CA, Tampa, FL and Joe’s hometown of Hazleton, PA. Earlier this month, Respect 90 increased its efforts to support vulnerable families during these uncertain times making donations totaling $120,000 to three important charities strained by the novel coronavirus: the Hazleton Integration Project’s Food Distribution Network, Metropolitan Ministries of Tampa and the WomenShelter of Long Beach.
Known for his superb communication skills and fearless use of imaginative managerial tactics, Maddon was named manager of the Los Angeles Angels on October 16, 2019, returning to the organization where he spent the first 31 of his 45 years in professional baseball as a minor league player, scout, instructor, minor league manager and major league coach. The three-time Manager of the Year piloted the Tampa Bay Rays for nine seasons (2006-14) and the Cubs for the past five. Joe leads all major league managers with 1,098 wins (92 per season) and eight postseason appearances over the past 12 seasons . He led the Cubs to 471 wins (94 per season) and four postseason appearances, their most successful five-year span in over 100 years.
About Bob Costas
Regarded as one of the best interviewers in broadcasting, Costas has spoken with the biggest names in baseball and beyond for MLB Network, including Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout; Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Bob Feller, Bob Gibson, Reggie Jackson, Ferguson Jenkins, Tony La Russa, Don Larsen, Juan Marichal, Tom Seaver and Joe Torre; Hall of Fame Award-winning broadcaster Ernie Harwell; and President Barack Obama at the 2009 All-Star Game. In 2018, Costas was honored with the Ford C. Frick Award for major contributions to baseball, voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, and awarded during the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cooperstown, New York.
Costas has hosted coverage of many significant baseball events, covering the American League Championship Series in 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Costas covered the NLCS in 1999, and called the 1995, 1997 and 1999 World Series and the 2000 All-Star Game. From 1982 to 1989, Costas was the play-by-play announcer on NBC’s Baseball Game of the Week telecasts. Costas served as NBC’s primetime host for a U.S.-television record 11 Olympic Games including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers. From 2006 to 2016, Costas served as the host of the critically acclaimed and most- watched weekly studio show in sports, Football Night in America. Costas has also served as host of NBC’s presentation of the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, as well as U.S. Open and Ryder Cup coverage.
Costas has been honored as Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association (NSSA) a record eight times, and was the youngest to receive such an honor when he won the award in 1985. Costas was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame in June 2012 and he received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University in October 2012. A host and announcer for MLB Network, Costas currently serves as host of the documentary series MLB Network Presents and is the lead play-by-play announcer on MLB Network Showcase.
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