Joe Maddon Thinks AC/DC Concert Might Have Messed Up Wrigley Field Infield


September 22, 2015

Joe Maddon has said he likes all kinds of music, but that list might not include rock and roll greats AC/DC — at least, not anymore.

The Chicago Cubs manager is a little concerned about the Wrigley Field infield, and he thinks the legendary rock group might have played a role. Well, maybe not the band themselves, exactly, but Maddon is blaming a recent Wrigley concert for wreaking havoc on the infield.

“Since the AC/DC concert, we?ve had a little bit of trouble,” Maddon told reporters, per the Chicago Tribune. “I don?t know if they were out there taking ground balls before the game, or if they had 9-inch heels or spike …

“They totally messed up the infield, and it has nothing to do with the groundskeepers. I?ve seen a bad hop at third, and a bad hop at second. I didn?t see one bad hop all year. We just got to get it ironed out because I think Starlin (Castro) has done a nice job at second base. I don?t want anyone blaming him on that error. It was a weird hop.”

Castro tends to agree, though his issue is actually with the outfield grass — where the majority of concert-goers and the stage stood.

“Some places are long, some are short,” Castro said, per the Tribune. “It?s not like it used to look.”

The AC/DC show was on Sept. 15, and the Cubs have won three of their four home games since then, so apparently it’s not a huge deal.

Thumbnail photo via Caylor Arnold/USA TODAY Sports Images

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