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Paul Sullivan: Joe Maddon melds baseball, art in surrealistic day at Cubs camp

When asked last month to speculate on Joe Maddon's theme for the 2018 season, Ben Zobrist asked what his manager had been reading of late.

Informed Maddon had read Walter Issacson's best-selling biography on Leonardo da Vinci, Zobrist said: "Yeah, he's going to get something from that - something about inventing or painting."

Well, Zobrist called it.

On Day 2 of Cubs camp Wednesday, Maddon revealed that art would indeed be one of the thematic

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