On the protest
Pete Mackanin was ready to drop the protest of Monday's game. Wayne Krivsky is not.
Home plate umpire Rick Reed explained to a Chicago writer that Cubs manager Lou Piniella did not have to indicate a double switch before he crossed the foul line on his first visit to the mound. That was enough for Mackanin.
“Why don't they put that in our manual, too?” Mackanin said. “They’ve got their own separate thing where they embellish on each rule.”
“It really didn't affect the game,” Mackanin said. “I hope we dropped it. I really shouldn’t say that. It’s up to Wayne."
Krivsky wasn't ready to drop it.
"How do you know it didn't affect the game?" he said. "It's in the hands of Mike Port (on Major League Baseball). We're waiting to hear bad."