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#pounditFriday, April 19, 2024

Joe Maddon goes ballistic after Cubs give up run on illegal block (Video)

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon gave us all a good old-fashioned managerial temper tantrum on Saturday after an overturned call put another run on the board for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the bottom of the seventh inning of Game 1 of the NLCS, Dodgers shortstop Charlie Culberson failed to touch the plate trying to score and was ultimately tagged out by Cubs catcher Willson Contreras. Upon review, Contreras was found to be illegally blocking the plate by not giving Culberson a lane and awarded the Dodgers the run, making it a 5-2 game.

Maddon — who has been critical of the so-called Posey Rule in the past — went nuts.

Maddon was obviously ejected, and the Cubs went on to drop Game 1 5-2, meaning the play did not factor in to the result — the Dodgers had enough runs anyway. This isn’t the first time the Posey Rule has given them trouble this season.


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