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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Brewers upset with Cubs after Saturday’s questionable rainout

Craig Counsell

Only a few short hours before Saturday’s scheduled first pitch, the Chicago Cubs called to reschedule their game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to an unfavorable weather forecast.

The postponement was granted, but then the rain stopped falling. In fact, it hardly sprinkled again for the remainder of the day and that didn’t sit well with Brewers general manager David Stearns.

Although Stearns stopped just short of calling the Cubs flat-out liars, he did raise some questions about the decision to postpone the game while speaking with reporters on Sunday.

Brewers manager Craig Counsell also expressed his frustration on Sunday, but took things a bit further than Stearns had.

The snippiness between these two teams isn’t a new development, either. Outside of their NL Central rivalry, there seem to be some bitter feelings developing in the aftermath of Chicago’s World Series victory. Back in April, Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio and pitcher John Lackey casually implied that Brewers first baseman Eric Thames is juicing. Thames then publicly welcomed a drug test.

Saturday’s “rainout” will be made up on July 6 — plenty of time to let this frustration continue to simmer.



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