Originally written on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 9/7/12
As you’re aware, there was little dust-up between the Nats and Cubs on Thursday night after Chicago tried to bean Bryce Harper. Back-up catcher Steve Clevenger explained why after the game: “You’re up 7-2 … you don’t swing 3-0 in that situation.” Mind you, this occurred in the FIFTH INNING. Clevenger’s ridiculously stupid notion got us thinking about what other “unwritten rules” the Cubs believe. Here’s a list of some of them. If you know of others, please share in the comments. – Runners may only advance 90 feet at a time when up by more than five in the third inning or later. – If leading by six runs or more, you must take the first pitch of any at-bat as a peace offering to your opponent. – You aren’t allowed to steal a base on the Cubs. It’s just unnecessary, you guys. – When you plate your 21st run against the Cubs, you must land on exactly 21, or go back to 13. – Your pitcher must throw underhand old-man-softball style when leading by more than seven runs in the fif
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