Maddon's wife concludes cross-country trip for charity

CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Monday night, Joe Maddon's wife, Jaye Maddon, pulled the couple's RV into the driveway of their Tampa home, concluding a 2,600-mile cross-country road trip from their home in Long Beach, Calif.

Jaye was accompanied by her sons, Ryan, 26, and Dylan,19, and pets Winston (English bulldog) and Athena (Great Dane).

Jaye was collecting penny-a-mile pledges to benefit the Pet Pal Animal Shelter in St. Petersburg.

"Really proud of her. That's quite an achievement -- young lady, and two boys and two dogs. Could be a sitcom of some kind, going 2,500 miles in six days," Maddon said. "She did really well."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.