The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the Cardinals will likely relax a ballpark policy that instructs ushers to have fans remove — or turn inside-out — clothing with explicit language. But then I decided to let it fly and I think the fans are responding. This series has already seen a Busch Stadium sound system mix-up where classical music played while the Cubs took batting practice. And then it shut down and turned back on when assistant hitting coach Eric Hinske brought out a portable speaker.
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But after the Cubs lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates , it wouldn't be quite so shocking if Tuesday's conversation were about selling instead of purchasing. I don't think the product we put out on the field recently is indicative of the team we have in here, the talent we have in here. Descalso was called upon to pitch the seventh inning Monday, even though the Cubs have a man pitching staff. Their arms have been used a lot lately, leading to their first losing month since May After going in June, they began July in much the same manner: playing bad baseball filled with mistakes.
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The team that leads Major League Baseball in T-shirts just added a new one to the batch Friday afternoon, though the mid-May degree day did not make for great T-shirt weather:. Embrace the Suck is a blend of two phrases Maddon used as rallying cries during the championship season: "Embrace the Target" and "Try Not to Suck. It's been a military phrase for probably the last 20 years. I had never heard about it before.
Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. That sound you hear is sobbing in Chicago, where Cubs fans are processing their team's staggering, thirteen-inning loss in last night's wild-card playoff game by venting their spleen on Twitter in ways guaranteed to please every believer in the Colorado Rockies, whose unlikely victory was one for the ages.