You know those ice-breaker conversations you have had in the past that go something like this? “If you could pick three people, dead or alive, to have dinner with, who would they be?” Well, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is quickly starting to rise to the top of that list. 

The proof is in the pudding here, guys/gals.

I mean, everyone needs to dress as a hippie every once and a while, right?

As far as managers go, Maddon isn’t exactly what you would call normal.

Courtesy of The Star: It's just a bird on his shoulder
Courtesy of The Star: It’s just a bird on his shoulder
Courtesy of ESPN: Preparing to join Jeff Spicoli for an outing, are we?
Courtesy of ESPN: Preparing to join Jeff Spicoli for an outing, are we?

 

Courtesy of SB Nation: Just being interviewed by a couple blue men.  Courtesy of SB Nation: Just being interviewed by a couple blue men.
Courtesy of SB Nation: Just being interviewed by a couple blue men.
Courtesy of SB Nation: Just being interviewed by a couple blue men.
Courtesy of Fansided: That's a penguin
Courtesy of Fansided: That’s a penguin

 

Just a Joe Maddon gnome on Joe Maddon's shoulder.
Just a Joe Maddon gnome on Joe Maddon’s shoulder.

Photo: Kim Klement, USA Today