For over four decades, rock and roll ass-kickers AC/DC have been melting faces, shattering eardrums, and causing heavy-metal destruction wherever they set foot. It’s that last part that Cubs manager Joe Maddon has a problem with, especially after the Australian rockers played a concert at Wrigley Field.
The band played Wrigley on September 15, and after the Cubs committed three errors on Monday against the Brewers, the 61-year-old Maddon could hold his tongue about those darn kids and their rock and/or roll no longer.
“Since the AC/DC concert, we’ve had a little bit of trouble,” said Maddon after the game per the Chicago Tribune. “I don’t know if they were out there taking ground balls before the game, or if they had 9-inch heels or spikes.”
“They totally messed up the infield, and it has nothing to do with the groundskeepers,” he continued. “I’ve seen a bad hop at third, and a bad hop at second. I didn’t see one bad hop all year. We just got to get it ironed out because I think Starlin has done a nice job at second base. I don’t want anyone blaming him on that error. It was a weird hop.”
Maybe Angus Young should have taken it a little bit easy doing his signature schoolboy strut in the middle infield area.
With the 88-62 Cubs poised for a dark horse playoff berth in the National League, it’s understandable that they wouldn’t want anything messing up their home field mojo, not even the sweet sounds of good ol’ toe-tapping rock-and-roll. Maybe the team should have forced the concert to be rescheduled, similar to what a fellow MLB brethren did.
Dare I say it, but have the Cubs been…Errorstruck??