The Chicago Cubs play Game 3 of the World Series tonight against the Cleveland Indians at Wrigley Field, for the first Cubs home game in the World Series since 1945. And if anyone is nervous about the night, it’s most certainly not Joe Maddon.

The Cubs’ manager has — as usual — been very upbeat and funny with the media on Thursday.

During his pregame press conference, Maddon talked about how incredible the atmosphere is surrounding Wrigley Field.

He even said how the scene outside Wrigley could make for a video game.

And then he was asked about the biggest influence on his managing style. His answer? Michael Scott.

Maddon is a huge fan of The Office and frequently references it, so no surprise on this one. With all due respect to Michael Scott, Joe is probably a tad smarter and better at his job, but they both bring the same loose, fun atmosphere to the workplace.

It would be funny to get Maddon’s answer on who plays the role of Toby Flenderson within the Cubs organization. I’d guess it’s John Lackey.

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