When it comes to throwing at opponents, the Pirates are renowned to be in a class of their own. That is to say, they do it a lot, and they deserve absolutely no grace when it comes to mistakes.
So when Jordan Lyles went high and tight just one too many times today, Joe Maddon lost his cool, wound up tossed from the game, and seemed like he wanted to give purple Pirates manager Clint Hurdle a giant wedgie. Spin move didn’t quite get it done, as Joe West and Kris Bryant teamed up to hold him back:
Clint Hurdle, who has said some really stupid crap about the Cubs, is a bit of a turd, so I don’t blame Maddon for getting heated. Whatever.
Joe Maddon vs Clint Hurdle. Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/FAKE9fjbvZ
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) July 4, 2019