Joe Maddon is currently the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Previously, he managed the Tampa Bay Rays. Besides enjoying baseball, he and I have something else in common.
From an interview with Baseball Prospectus,
DL: You majored in economics in college. What role do economics play in the baseball world of Joe Maddon?
JM: Honestly, I was not a very good student. With economics, "ubiquitous" was probably my favorite term. I guess that the number-crunching is something I liked. I've always been into that. I've always like analyzing statistical information, even before it was fashionable. When I was back in the minor leagues, as a roving hitting instructor back in the mid- to late '80s, I probably had a more simplistic perspective, but nevertheless I saw the value in it. But my economics days at Lafayette College were probably a case of having to declare a major more than anything.
Like Joe Maddon, I was an economics major and I was not a very good student (as an undergrad). I liked number-crunching at an intuitive level then, too. But I did fail a math course and get Ds in two different economics courses. I don't know about him, but I was lucky I didn't fail out.