Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is on edge, and we can't really blame him. Nothing has been going right for his team as of late and they're in danger of getting swept in a four-game series against the division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates. So you can imagine the skipper was a little incensed when the Pirates attempted a brushback pitch on Javy Baez.
And that was it for Mr. Maddon. He's hitting the showers early after being ejected.
In his defense, that was the second high and tight pitch from the Buccos. The first game on David Bote, but Maddon had enough when they tried it on Baez.
Whatever the case, we can't ignore Joe West keeping his balance and making sure Maddon didn't get too far.
Someone get Joe West on their OL, didn’t even flinch on that spin move. Great technique pic.twitter.com/qjb9Pk2URc— Big Cat (@BarstoolBigCat) July 4, 2019
As for Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, well, he was just fine.
Joe Maddon vs Clint Hurdle. Who ya got? pic.twitter.com/FAKE9fjbvZ— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) July 4, 2019
Hang this in the Hall of Fame though, seriously.
Clint Hurdle just made Joe Maddon's burger well-done.— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 4, 2019
It took an army to hold Maddon back. pic.twitter.com/cl9yoJmjkX
The Cubs will have to get the job done and avoid the sweep without their skipper for the rest of the afternoon.