A Cub shows too much leg

Umpire Winters actually let Maddon make a little case before tossing him, despite the rule calling for automatic ejection for arguing replay/review call overturns, as Maddon did on the illegal Contreras block Saturday.

Umpire Winters actually let Maddon make a little case before tossing him, despite the rule calling for automatic ejection for arguing replay/review call overturns, as Maddon did on the illegal Contreras block Saturday.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon doesn’t like Chicago’s soda tax. It took a play at the plate in Game One of the National League Championship Series to learn that.

Because Dodger shortstop Charlie Culberson was thrown out at the plate in the bottom of the seventh—no, he wasn’t, after Cubs catcher Willson Contreras blocked the plate before he had left fielder Kyle Schwarber’s throw in his possession.

Another New Home, One Hesitation, and More Behind the Greinke Deal . . .

Marco Scutaro has a new home—third base at AT&T Park, San Francisco: the Giants picked him up in a deal for minor league second baseman Charlie Culberson, most likely planning to put Scutaro at third with Pablo Sandoval likely headed for the disabled list. Scutaro does give the Giants a little more depth since he can play practically around the horn in the infield.