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#pounditSunday, February 5, 2023

Joe Maddon nearly came running out in jock strap over Curtis Granderson call

Joe Maddon ejection

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was ejected from Game 4 of the NLCS Wednesday night after a third strike call was overturned and allowed Curtis Granderson to see another pitch. And had the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder belted a home run after umpires allowed his at-bat to continue, the scene would have been a lot uglier.

Fortunately for the Cubs, Granderson struck out anyway after the umpiring crew determined that he foul tipped a 2-2 pitch rather than missing it. Maddon says he would have come sprinting out of the clubhouse if the result was different.

That’s a site nobody wants to see, so we’re all glad Granderson swung and missed on the next pitch.

The Cubs eventually came away with a 3-2 win to avoid being swept. Maddon has been in a particularly sour mood throughout the series, as he was also ejected in Game 1 after going ballistic over a call involving the Posey Rule.


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