Neither Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade nor reliever Kerry Wood has heard from Major League Baseball’s disciplinarian, Joe Garagiola Jr., about the critical comments they made about the umpiring in Sunday’s loss to the Florida Marlins.
The Marlins rallied for three runs in the eighth inning after an apparent blown call by umpire Lance Barrett on a pickoff play between Wood and shortstop Starlin Castro.
“That’s all down the road,” Quade said. “I’m beyond that. It’s on to the Phillies. I’m sure (the media) will know before I do if something comes up.
“It was a rough series in a lot of different ways. You’re frustrated and upset. Some of the calls were in crucial situations. We’ll move on and let that take care of itself.”
The comments made by Quade and Wood are still being reviewed by the league office, but no decision has been made about any disciplinary action, according to an MLB source.
Quade, saddled with a team 20 games under .500, wanted to stand up for his team’s rights but has some concerns about how the message would be perceived.
“I always worry about that,” Quade said. “I have all the respect in the world for (the umpires). I mean that. You never want it to look like (whining). We had opportunities to get out of those messes. But it can look like you’re making an excuse when you do this.”