If you are such an imbecile that you get the mild-mannered, gold glover Derrek Lee pissed off at you, then it’s really, finally time to go.
I don’t see how Zambrano can recover any semblance of his foundering Cubs career after this. Obviously there will be a lot of alternating analysis about this in the next day or so. On the Cubs broadcast, Bob Brenly was giving the “it’s about time someone showed some emotion” speech, while on the Sox broadcast, Steve Stone was condemning the outburst as childish. I have to go with Stoney on this one. If it were Lee or Dempster who had challenged his teammates, that would have been different. But the guys on this Cubs team have seen and heard all this nonsense from Zambrano so much it’s not only impossible to take him seriously, it looks as if he’s just flat worn out his $19,000,000 welcome.
I’ll have more views of the tantrum up later.