“A mind once stretched has a difficult time going back to its original form. I’ve always liked that. Everything about us has been stretched. I don’t think our guys are ever going to be satisfied going home in October again.
If you had been there to follow us closely and see what the culture was like two years ago and what it’s like now, the word is ‘remarkable,’ to be able to come that far that quickly.”
Coach Maddon added that it was less about the games and more about personal development:
"Beyond all of the stuff that happened on the baseball field, I am proudest of their growth as people."