With the Angels to Tampa, where Joe Maddon first

Established as a successful big league manager,

Madon spoke to the Tampa Bay Times, who was fired on June 7,

Madon said that he has already lost his emotional connection with the Angels.

"It's like, once that happened, I broke my affiliation with them," Maddon said.

The Angels were 27-29 when Maddon was fired. They have gone 25-39 since then.

Madon told the Times that the Angels have some work to do to get back in contention.

The team is heading for a seventh consecutive losing season,

and is eighth in a row without a place in the playoffs.

"They need to do infrastructure better to get to where we were in the past.