The Cubs finished off a 7-2 homestand Thursday, with the lineup providing 20 homers in the nine games and the rotation going 7-1 with a 3.27 ERA.
Joe Maddon and the Cubs had another reason to promote his new Embrace the Suck T-shirt: Dealing with the weather.
Expecting baseball Utopia is difficult, which Cubs manager says forces players to play through difficult times
Behind four homers, Cubs beat Reds 9-5 as manager Joe Maddon earns his 1,000th career win (219th with the Cubs).
A day after a Cubs rally was snuffed out by a slide interference call, Maddon sarcastically suggested other new rules the league should consider.
The Cubs weren’t going to have room for Butler on their opening-day roster no matter how well he pitched, but they’re impressed. It’s hard not to be.