The Brewers throw shade at Cubs over decision to postpone Saturday's game

What follows is at least the second Brewers-Cubs "shade parade" of the 2017 season. First, there was Cubs' pitching coach Chris Bosio's deeply irresponsible comments about Milwaukee slugger Eric Thames. Now the two teams seem to be loggerheads over Saturday's atmospheric conditions. 

Chicago on Saturday saw rain and ominous skies leading up the start of the scheduled Brewers-Cubs tilt at Wrigley Field. The Cubs, however, opted to postpone the game, even though it wound up not raining all that much during what would've been the span of the game. "Aggressive postponement" happens on occasion, but the Brewers seem to think something sinister was afoot ... 

CSN Chicago has some of Stearns' comments, and here's a sampling ... 

"I talked to some guys over at the Cubs. They know how we felt. They told us that their weather forecast indicated our game was not going to be able to be played. Our weather forecast did not indicate that. There was some other weather forecasts that did not indicate that. Ultimately, it was the Cubs' call."

Dueling forecasts, is what we seem to have. More shade regarding the actual shade from the Brewers' skipper ... 

He exaggerates, of course, but his observance of the lack of precipitation is duly noted. More ... 

To hear Stearns tell it, he might just escalate this concern up to the league offices. Speaking of the two teams in question, they'll play a lot more in 2017. It's not certain whether the Brewers have staying power, but if they do this could be a pretty interesting high-stakes rivalry in the NL Central this season. 

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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