Joe Maddon Explodes on Clint Hurdle, Pirates

Javy Báez was buzzed by a Jordan Lyles pitch up near his head, not the first such pitch to a Cubs hitter today, and Joe Maddon had seen enough. Joe West tossed Joe Maddon before it was clear to viewers what the objection was, but once the Cubs skipper emerged from the dugout it was clear his ire was directed at Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Joe had to be restrained from heading toward the Pirates dugout, and it was clear he was sick and tired of his players having pitches repeatedly thrown near their heads.

*And as I type this David Bote was hit in the head with a pitch…Not hard to see why Joe was so upset.


Corey Freedman

Corey is a former MLB front office intern turned professional Cubs fan. After spending several years working for multiple MLB teams, he decided it was time to turn baseball back into a passion rather than a career. In between making content for Cubs Insider and being a professional Instagrammer, you can find him in Section 220, blissfully enjoying the season tickets he and his father spent 10 years on the waiting list for.

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