Listen to the subtle digs Lou gets in at Zambrano about giving up a 3-run 0-2 homer in the 1st against the White Sox.
It also sounds to me like Piniella went in and told Jim Hendry to get rid of the petulant pitcher. I don’t know if Lou went as far as ‘him or me’, but I simply believe this situation is unrecoverable. You can’t effectively call out a renowned leader like Derrek Lee whose effort has NEVER, EVER been questioned and just offer a half-hearted apology to make things OK. A change has got to be made. But what? What other idiotic team would take him, his temper, his ego and his giant contract?
This is what it’s like to be a life-long Cubs fan, by the way. It ain’t always ivy & Old Style.
UPDATE: Zambrano has been suspended indefinitely by Cubs GM Jim Hendry.