“You’re up 7-2 … you don’t swing 3-0 in that situation.”
Mind you, this occurred in the FIFTH INNING.
Clevenger’s ridiculously stupid notion got us thinking about what other “unwritten rules” the Cubs believe. Here’s a list of some of them. If you know of others, please share in the comments.
— Runners may only advance 90 feet at a time when up by more than five in the third inning or later.
— If leading by six runs or more, you must take the first pitch of any at-bat as a peace offering to your opponent.
— You aren’t allowed to steal a base on the Cubs. It’s just unnecessary, you guys.
— When you plate your 21st run against the Cubs, you must land on exactly 21, or go back to 13.
— Your pitcher must throw underhand old-man-softball style when leading by more than seven runs in the fifth inning or later.
— Every Cubs pitcher gets one mulligan per outing, regardless of score.
— Steve Clevenger gets to call balls and strikes after the opposition scores 10 or more runs.
— Adam LaRoche has to bat right-handed.
— If you lose to the Cubs, you must donate $200,000 to the Soriano Contract Fund lol trick rule no one loses to the Cubs.
*Image borrowed with love from The Washington Post.