Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon found a clever way to simultaneously take a shot at Chicago’s recently-repealed soda tax and an MLB rule about blocking home plate following game one of the NLCS.


In the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday night’s NLCS opening game, the catcher for the Cubs was ruled to have interfered with a Dodgers base-runner at home plate.

The rule is relatively new, and Maddon voiced his frustration during the game (he got thrown out) and afterward in the postgame press conference.

Yeah, taxing soda is pretty dumb. So dumb, in fact, that Cook County, which contains Chicago, voted to repeal the tax on soda last week.


Pour one out for Chicago’s dead soda tax

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