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Cubs manager wants fans to leave balls near the wall alone

Cubs manager wants fans to leave balls near the wall alone

Manager Joe Maddon would prefer fans at Wrigley Field to keep their hands to themselves and not reach over the wall to try to catch a ball. Addison Russell hit a deep drive to left-center field in the sixth inning Saturday, and a fan reached out above the basket to try to make the grab. The fan could not hold on to the ball, and it caromed onto the field. It was ruled a home run, but the Braves challenged the call. Eventually, the ruling on the field stood and the game was tied 7-7. "That's something that seems to be an issue here," said Maddon, referring to the infamous "Bartman Game" and others. "It has been going on for several years. I was just...

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