Published Sep 23, 2015While AC/DC recently rocked Chicago's Wrigley Field, the Cubs are apparently finding it hard to salute the Aussie outfit of late. The baseball team are currently pointing the finger at the band for allegedly wrecking the grounds at Wrigley with their stage setup, claiming the turf has been chewed up enough to cause a few in-game errors.
AC/DC hit Chicago on September 15, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon says that the group's presence can still be felt via a whole lotta divots on the playing field. Though the team haven't exactly been on a losing streak, their home games have faced a few unsightly errors.
"Since the AC/DC concert, we've had a little bit of trouble," Maddon told the Chicago Tribune [via Blabbermouth]. "I don't know if they were out there taking ground balls before the game or if they had nine-inch heels or spikes."
In particular, Maddon blames the band for a flubbed infield play during the Cubs' home game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday (September 21). According to the manager, second baseman Starlin Castro's gummed-up play was a direct result of AC/DC and their crew mangling the grounds.
"[AC/DC] totally messed up the infield," he said. "I don't want anyone blaming him on that error. It was a weird hop."
To be fair, the Cubs won that game, but with the team currently vying for a wild card position in the National League's Central Division, they need all the help they can get. If the field fracas continues to jinx the team, the Cubs may be headed down a "Highway to Hell" towards an early off-season.
AC/DC have not yet responded to the allegations, but they may well just tell the team to suit up and try to sock a few dingers. Or, in other words, "Play Ball!"
Meanwhile, the rock group recently passed through a handful of Canadian stadiums on their ongoing North American tour and play San Francisco's AT&T Park on Friday (September 25). As of press time, the San Francisco Giants have not expressed any concerns.