Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon found a clever way to simultaneously take a shot at Chicago’s recently-repealed soda tax and an MLB rule about blocking home plate following game one of the NLCS.
Joe Maddon really hates something called the SODA tax.
What is this "soda" thing he speaks of? ? pic.twitter.com/teKH1MttXm
— Cubs Talk (@NBCSCubs) October 15, 2017
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.
Joe Maddon compares MLB's block-the-plate rule to Toni Preckwinkle's Cook Co. soda tax: "My point is not all laws are good ones." #Cubs
— Bill Ruthhart (@BillRuthhart) October 15, 2017
The rule is relatively new, and Maddon voiced his frustration during the game (he got thrown out) and afterward in the postgame press conference.
— Fred Sox (@RealFredSox) October 15, 2017
— Lawrence Hamtil (@lhamtil) October 15, 2017
Joe knows what's up https://t.co/icFd9V5wCN
— Ryan Stuprich (@RyanStuprich) October 15, 2017
— Chris Flynn (@Fly1965) October 15, 2017
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.