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    Giants File Protest over 8/19 Game against the Cubs

    CHICAGO – The Giants have filed an official protest with Major League Baseball following Tuesday night’s 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field, when a 15-minute rainstorm in the fifth inning left the field unplayable because the grounds crew failed to fully cover the infield.

    A club source confirmed the Giants went through all the proper channels and filed paperwork with the league, even though the strict interpretation of Rule 4.12 would appear to leave them no loophole for MLB to consider it a suspended game to be resumed at a later date.

    [RELATED: Cubs GM Hoyer: 'Doesn't seem like a real game in a pennant race']

    The Cubs, who were embarrassed by their failure to preserve the field, also lobbied the league to suspend the game and complete nine innings prior to Wednesday night’s contest.

    But precedent was set on July 23 when a similar incident happened to the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium, and the league awarded a 2-1 victory to the home team.

    A Giants official said via text message Wednesday morning “we are going to confirm that we have filed a protest but are going to hold off on discussing any specifics.”


    [CSN CHICAGO: Giants-Cubs rainout: What happened at Wrigley?]

    Given that the Giants are in a pennant race, and the Cubs (and Rangers) are not, there might be some sympathy from Commissioner Bud Selig to invoke his broad “best interests of baseball” powers to rule a suspended game. Given that this three-game series is the Giants’ last visit to Chicago this year, though, any reversal from the league would have to be made swiftly.

    Stay tuned for more later today when I get to the ballpark and hopefully am able to track down GM Brian Sabean, who is on this trip.

    In the meantime, if you want to get a better understanding on what the heck happened Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, click on the Rewind (for reactions) and Instant Replay (for the play-by-play-by-nonplay), and scroll through my Twitter feed from last night @CSNBaggs.

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    Andrew Baggarly is CSNBayArea.com's Giants Insider. Follow him on Twitter @CSNBaggs.
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    maybe the giants should worry about being 10 games below .500 since june 1st

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    So they shouldn't protest the calling because they've been playing poorly? Makes a ton of sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    So they shouldn't protest the calling because they've been playing poorly? Makes a ton of sense.
    'Twas a joke simmer down. I'm just glad it counted because that Rizzbomb onto sheffield was insane

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    They got no chance at winning this appeal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Baller View Post
    They got no chance at winning this appeal
    I feel like anyone who files this **** is just trying to show their fanbases "Hey we're trying blame the league not us!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cub_StuckinSTL View Post
    I feel like anyone who files this **** is just trying to show their fanbases "Hey we're trying blame the league not us!"
    Basically

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    Reverse that BS blocking home-plate call that they got, and they can have this. Doesn't go both ways.

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    Giants have won the protest.

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    Citation requested.
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    Common-sense decision by MLB honoring #SFGiants’ protest of last night’s game against #Cubs. Like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Baller View Post
    They got no chance at winning this appeal
    Well, yeah

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    Protest is upheld

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Baller View Post
    They got no chance at winning this appeal
    As you were saying Mr. KnowItAll...
    Haters gonna Hate

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    Knowing the Giants offense though, they'll probably end up losing this game anyway.


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