Report: Joe Maddon Got Mohawk to 'Awaken' Angels, Was Fired Before Players Got to See

Doric SamJune 13, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 05:  Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon (70) during batting practice prior to the Major League Baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Angels on June 5, 2022 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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When the Los Angeles Angels were in the midst of their franchise-record 14-game losing streak, former manager Joe Maddon was willing to go to any length to help motivate his team.

ESPN's Tim Kurkjian reported during this week's Sunday Night Baseball game between the Angels and New York Mets that Maddon had cut his hair into a mohawk as a way to "awaken" the team. However, the players never got to see Maddon's new hairdo because he was fired after Los Angeles' 12th consecutive loss.

Angels general manager Perry Minasian visited Maddon at his home to deliver the news of the firing in-person, which may have been awkward. Minasian apparently was not impressed enough by Maddon's hairstyle to give him another chance.