Chicago Cubs: Who’s complaining about the idea of a shortened season?

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Chicago Cubs: Tell ‘them,’ the season is too long

Cubs broadcasters, players, coaches and management have all complained that the season is too long this year especially because of the weather and having to reschedule games.

However, from 1904 to 1961 teams played 154 games a season. In 1961 that was expanded to 162 games or just eight more games than players have been playing for half a century. Basically, one extra week of games was added to the season schedule and every MLB player has endured since.

Chicago Cubs Ernie Banks and Billy Williams experienced playing both 154 and 162 games a season during their careers. Cubs greats like Ryne Sandberg, Greg Maddux and many more since ’61 have only experienced the 162-game season.  Geez, I wonder what Bill Buckner or Jody Davis would say about all this modern-day whining about the season being too long? Maybe, “Suck it up”?