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Paul Sullivan: Cubs bats don't pop, but Joe Maddon does during and after Game 1 of NLCS

LOS ANGELES - America was introduced to Chicago's pop tax controversy Saturday night at Dodger Stadium, a reminder that you never know what Joe Maddon is going to do next.

Livid over the play-at-the-plate ruling that overturned an out call and gave the Dodgers a seventh-inning run in their 5-2 win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, Maddon compared the rule that prohibits catchers from blocking the plate to the tax

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