Sounding nothing like a manager who barely got any sleep Joe Maddon joined Ron Diaz Thursday morning while Ron was broadcasting live at Tropicana Field.

Maddon explained his lineup decisions for Thursday, saying he is sitting Yunel Escobar even though "he loves to play" and Maddon allowed that Escobar could get into the game as a defensive replacement.

The conversation also included an update on Alex Cobb and what his plans are for stellar rookie reliever Alex Torres, and even plans for a new restaurant venture.

Here's the full conversation: