Cubs irked about shorter All-Star break next season

The Cubs are penciled in to host the Cardinals in the only MLB game scheduled for the Thursday following the 2018 All-Star break, and they’re not happy about it.Per the collective bargaining agreement, a single prime time game, called the spotlight game, will be held on the Thursday coming out of the break Wilson Ramos Jersey starting next season, replacing the Sunday night game that preceded the break this year. A team can appear in only one of these games over the term of the labor deal, which expires after the 2021 season, so the Cubs and Cardinals won’t have to worry about it after next season.Still, the folks in Wrigleyville are irked about getting a shorter mid-season breather.”I think it’s brutal,” Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said, per the Chicago Tribune. “I think it’s awful. Look at this year. We needed that (four-day) break.”Added Cubs manager Joe Maddon: “I don’t think it’s a good idea. I’ll say that.”While the schedule has not been finalized, according to the version that’s been circulating, the Cubs will finish the first half of the season in San Diego, and with the All-Star festivities in Washington, D.C. and the Thursday game against the Cardinals, that’s a lot of travel for some of the players on the team.Popularity has Evan Longoria Jersey its consequences, second baseman Ben Zobrist realized.We don’t want to mi s that day (off), Zobrist said. “We don’t want to have to play that day when no one else is playing. … (But) If you’re on one of those teams that has to play that game, it’s probably because you’re on a good team or a team that everyone likes to watch. It’s one of those things you have to accept.”
Posted on June 10th by nick

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