Cubs GM Hoyer on field issues: 'That really shouldn't happen'

Cubs GM Hoyer on field issues: 'That really shouldn't happen'
August 20, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Tony Andracki

The Cubs-Giants series at Wrigley got off to a wacky start Tuesday night when a brief rainstorm caused a four-and-a-half-inning win for the Cubs.

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After the Giants batted in the top of the fifth inning, a downpour started at Wrigley Field and the Cubs grounds crew couldn't get the tarp out in time, leaving a small lake in the infield. Four hours later, the field was still deemed unplayable and the game was called with the Cubs up 2-0.

That saddled the Giants with a tough loss to swallow in the middle of a pennant race and they have filed an official protest.

Cubs GM Jed Hoyer, who was down on the field during the fiasco, joined the "Kap and Haugh Show" Wednesday morning to discuss how everything went down:

"We wouldn't have waited around all night if we didn't want to play and want to get the game going," Hoyer said. "Theo [Epstein] and I, we spent a lot of time trying to figure out how we could do that. We didn't want to win the game that way.

"I wouldn't blame anybody for what happened, but certainly as an organization, I think we take responsibility for the fact that a quick, little, 10- to 15-minute popup rain storm ended up canceling a Major League Baseball game. That really shouldn't happen."

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Check out more from Hoyer in the video above.

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