Ben Zobrist was joined by Chicago Cubs teammates Kyle Schwarber and Steve Cishek in
wearing black spikes on Monday despite a warning from Major League Baseball that he was
in violation of the sport's uniform regulations.
Zobrist posted a letter from MLB on Instagram on Saturday that cited him for violating
regulations requiring at least 51 percent of the exterior of a player's shoes be the club's
designated primary shoe color. For the Cubs, that color is blue.
The letter said Zobrist will be subject to discipline, including a fine, if he continued to wear
Zobrist said he planned to contract Joe Torre, MLB's Chief Baseball Officer.