Joe Maddon Upset Over Memorial Day Schedule - RealGM Wiretap
Joe Maddon wasn't happy the Chicago Cubs played an early-afternoon game on Memorial Day after playing a day game in Phoenix on Sunday and then traveling through "two time zones" to get home.
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," Maddon said Monday before taking on the Washington Nationals in a 1:20 p.m. CT start. "There's fireworks and stuff [you can do at night]."
The Cubs play more day games than any team in the majors, though over the years the number of night games on their schedule has increased.
"Quite frankly to play a day game two time zones away then come back [to] another one the next day ... it's tough," Maddon said. "It's not easy, but we're not going to make excuses."
Dominguez Finally Getting Chance With Astros - RealGM Wiretap
Matt Dominguez, stuck behind Hanley Ramirez at third base with the Marlins for two years nike huarache dame tilbud
, is finally getting a chance to start for the Astros entering the 2013 season.
"I've seen confidence," bench coach Eduardo Perez said. "I've seen a guy who knows he belongs. I think that's great. I think that's one of the biggest hurdles here in the big leagues is seeing guys go from the Minor Leagues to the big leagues and you can see the uncertainty in their eyes."
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