The Chicago Cubs have decided not to move forward with their protest of Saturday’s 5-2 loss to the Nationals.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon had argued that Washington reliever Sean Doolittle used an illegal delivery in the ninth inning of the game and said that Chicago was playing under protest.

The Cubs then had 24 hours to submit an official grievance to the league, but they decided not to.

After some deliberation the Cubs decided not to protest.

“I really didn’t anticipate whole lot to be done with it even though I still don’t agree with the conclusion, because I think it’s exactly what Carl did, just a different version of it,” Maddon said.

“I would not be a good parent had I not spoken up for my guy [Edwards],” Maddon added.

Maddon lodged his protest with one out in the ninth inning.

If the Cubs had officially protested to the league and won, the teams would have picked up the game from that point, as Doolittle retired the next two batters to earn the save.

Smart move, Maddon wouldn’t have won the protest anyways. 

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