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Zambrano In Tirade: Pirates at Cubs

28 May 2009 No Comment

Carlos Zambrano started the game with hopes of earning his 100th career victory. However, Zambrano was ejected from the game in the top of the 7th inning after arguing that Nyjer Morgan was out after Zambrano’s wild pitch allowed him to score. Morgan’s run tied the game at 2 runs apiece.

After Zambrano was kicked out of the game he lost it! – 1) he continued to scream at home plate umpire Mark Carlson, 2) gave Carlson the ejection sign himself, 3) threw the baseball in his hand as far as he could into left center field, 4) threw his glove and 4) broke the Cubs Gatorade dispenser in the dugout – all stages of a classic emotional meltdown for Zambrano.

This was not the first time I have watched Zambrano go berserk. The first time was on July 19, 2004 when Carlos Zambrano was ejected for throwing at Edmonds after a Scott Rolen home run. That was after Zambrano yelled at Edmonds to run the bases after Edmonds hit a home run off Zambrano onto Sheffield Ave.

After Zambrano’s ejection, the Cubs scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 8th inning to win the game 5-2.

Post Game Drinks
The temperature at the game was a chilly 53 degrees on a late May afternoon. My buddy wanted to warm up after the game so we stopped in at Uncommon Ground – a coffee bar located one block north of Wrigley Field at 3800 N. Clark St. The Ultimate Sports Wife and I occasionally eat brunch here before Friday, Saturday or Sunday afternoon games.

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