There’s a lot of Lafayette in Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon ‘76. But there’s also a lot of Joe Maddon in Lafayette.

The curse is broken, and the Chicago Cubs have won their first World Series since 1908. A lot of credit for the team’s magical season goes to its witty, inspirational, and unorthodox manager Joe Maddon ’76.

Here are seven of our favorite Maddonisms that play equally well in the grassy confines of Lafayette’s Pennsylvania campus as they do at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.