Cubs don T-shirts with Maddon's latest motto

Cubs don T-shirts with Maddon's latest motto

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Joe Maddon has delivered a few sayings since coming to the Cubs, such as "Do Simple Better," "Respect 90," and this year's message, "Embrace the Target."

On Sunday, Cubs players were wearing T-shirts with an image of Maddon's glasses that said, "Try Not to Suck," which was delivered in a lighthearted manner.

"It's the most positive negative you've ever heard in your life," Maddon said.

Maddon is hoping to sell the shirts at some point to raise money for his "Respect 90" foundation.

"We would say it in the dugout and we all laughed," Maddon said.

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