Posted September 20, 2013 on AP on Fox
First Kevin Gregg lost it on the mound. Then he vented his frustrations to the media. That may have earned him his walking papers. Gregg (2-5) took the loss after allowing four runs in the ninth as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Chicago Cubs 9-5 Friday. After the game, Gregg unloaded to the media about his dissatisfaction over apparently losing his closer's role to reliever Pedro Strop. ''With what I've done this year and the things I've accomplished, for an organization to come out and say, `Hey, we're going to go in another direction,''' an unusually heated Gregg said. ''A little professional courtesy would've been nice.'' After Cubs President Theo Epstein was made aware of Gregg's comments, he talked to Gregg and then the media to clarify what turned out to be a bit of a miscommunication between Gregg and manager Dale Sveum. ''Apparently Kevin misunderstood Dale and thought he'd had his job permanently ...
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