The Chicago Cubs were not pleased having to fly to Washington Thursday for a makeup game with the Nationals.
The road game took up a day off in the middle of a six-game home stand and makes for a 30-day stretch of games scheduled every day for the Cubs.
Also, the team was flying toward a hurricane.
Granted, Hurricane Florence was nowhere near Washington Thursday, but a state of emergency had been declared for the city in anticipation of possible effects from the storm.
Anthony Rizzo’s uniform protest
First baseman Anthony Rizzo found the situation absurd and wore his uniform on the team flight in light-hearted protest, the idea being there was no need to pack a bag for the short trip.
Rizzo: MLB seems ‘not to care at all’
“It’s all I got,” Rizzo told reporters. ”At the end of the day, our front office, our owners have our back. We’re in a long stretch of games that people in MLB that have been on the players’ side and they understand the human element of it and they seem not to care at all. It is what it is. We can sit here and complain about it or we can joke around about it.”
“We’re flying into a state of emergency with rain in the forecast. It’s kind of a joke.”
Thankfully for all involved in Thursday’s game, there were no weather issues as the Cubs pulled out a 4-3 win in extra innings.
They’ll fly back to Chicago to start a series with the Cincinnati Reds starting Friday.
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