New digs at Wrigley will be adjustment for Maddon

New digs at Wrigley will be adjustment for Maddon

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Joe Maddon is eager to get to Wrigley Field to see his new digs.

"I'm curious about my office," Maddon said Sunday. "I keep hearing it's one-third of the size of the one I have here [in Mesa]. I like space, but I won't have space.

"My biggest concern is personal office space," he said. "I like to spread out. I'm not necessarily untidy, but I'm not tidy."

He may have a tough time. The manager's office at Wrigley can handle a desk, but not much else.

"That's tough -- you'll see me in the dugout a lot then," he said.

Maddon also will be making an adjustment from a climate-controlled environment at Tropicana Field to a ballpark where the elements play a huge factor.

"In a unique situation, the home team should make it an advantage," he said. "I want us to take advantage of whatever it is because we're there more often."

Carrie Muskat is a reporter for She writes a blog, Muskat Ramblings, and you can follow her on Twitter @CarrieMuskat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.