A few hours before the scheduled first pitch, the Cubs called to reschedule yesterday afternoon’s game against the Brewers due to rain. But when the original game time rolled around, it was no longer raining—and things stayed pretty dry for the rest of the day. An ordinary display of caution by the Cubs? A simple judgment error? Not according to the Brewers!
Per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, general manager David Stearns stopped short of accusing the Cubs of any “actual shenanigans.” But he accused them of having a bad forecast, different from anything that the Brewers were looking at, and said he had already talked to the team directly about his frustration:
Manager Craig Counsell also offered his thoughts, though he was a little less direct in suggesting that the rainout call was a bad move by the Cubs:
This isn’t the first time that the two teams have gotten snippy with one another; a few weeks ago, Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio not-so-subtly hinted that he suspected Eric Thames of juicing. Meanwhile, the Brewers are still atop the NL Central while the Cubs have slipped into a surprising third place. After today, the two don’t meet again until they make up that rainout in July—which just gives the beef longer to marinate.