Cubs’ Joe Maddon blames AC/DC for bad hops


ull Baseball null The Chicago Cubs, winners of six of their last seven games, are rolling into the playoffs. Right now the only thing in their way might be iconic classic rock bands — seriously.In a 9-5 home win over the Brewers on Monday, Chicago committed three errors. However, the one by second baseman Starlin Castro wasn’t his fault, according to manager Joe Maddon. MORE: The best baseball movies of all time, ranked“That error today was not his fault. That was a bad hop,” Maddon said, via CSN Chicago. “Since the AC/DC concert, we’ve had a little bit of trouble. I don’t know if they were out there taking groundballs before the game or they had like nine-inch heels or spikes. But they have totally messed up our infield.” AC/DC played Wrigley Field last Tuesday, and according to Maddon, left the playing surface in shambles.“It has nothing to do with the groundskeepers,” Maddon said. “I’ve seen a bad hop at third. I’ve seen a bad hop at second. But prior to (that), I haven’t seen one bad hop all year.   “We just got to get that ironed out, because I think Starlin’s done a nice job at second base, so I don’t want anybody blaming him on that error. That was a weird hop.”Castro, on the other hand, took ownership of the error saying the infield conditions are fine, but the “grass in the outfield is bad.”Castro’s comments would seem more accurate considering a seating chart for the concert shows the infield wasn’t used for seating, while the outfield held the stage, 24 seating sections and the pit.

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