There was a postgame incident after Monday's game involving Cubs' hitting coach Gerald Perry got into shouting match with umpires in the tunnel was the second confrontation between Cubs personnel and umpires in four days. A similar scene Friday featured manager Lou Piniella. Major-league sources said a report written by umpiring crew chief Brian Gorman and sent to Major League Baseball on Tuesday included a claim that Perry had to be restrained from going after umpire Paul Nauert and had challenged him to a fight. Perry denied both charges. "No, it was just words," Perry said. "I said my piece, and that was it." As for wanting to fight an umpire, Perry said: "I don't remember challenging an umpire to a fight. I would never do that."
Cubs Coach Denies Challening Ump To Fight