06.25.10

MLB Advanced Media, Have A Fuckin’ Heart…

Posted in Baseball at 6:56 pm by

….and please allow the handful of persons reading this blog who’ve neither caught the White Sox’ 6-0 defeat of the Cubs today, nor have access to an obscure program like “SportsCenter”, to watch WGN’s coverage of the Great Carlos Zambrano Meltdown Of 2010 (So Far).  I know, it’s early in the season, but if Big Z wants to top this one, he might have to do it in another uniform (and there’s not nearly so many TV cameras covering Long Island Ducks or Newark Bears games).

During what’s a mostly disastrous season, it should be recalled that Jim Hendry actually came out a winner when he shipped the otherwise unmovable Milton Bradley to Seattle for Carlos Silva. Given the various risks/rewards on the table, who amongst us (especially those looking for easy blog/newspaper content) isn’t rooting for a Carlos Zambrano-for-Oliver Perez swap?

5 Responses to “MLB Advanced Media, Have A Fuckin’ Heart…”

  1. Bez says:

    …just waiting to see if Ben blames this on Hawk Harrelson, Steve Stone, Rob Warmowski, or BP.

  2. GC says:

    my money’s on Sean Penn. Or Derek Lee.

  3. Charles says:

    What was he freaking out about? That Lee didn’t take it to the bag himself, or something earlier in the inning?

  4. GC says:

    there was a double down the line that Zambrano presumably thought Lee should’ve dove for. Here’s Rob Neyer’s take :

    ” Seems to me that while Zambrano’s obviously got some anger issues, the Cubs also have some management issues. Their general manager keeps committing gobs of money to players who can’t control their tempers, and their manager just throws up his hands and makes jokes. ”

    http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/4115/zambranos-tantrum-s-o-p-in-chicago

  5. Lee had no shot at that ground ball because everybody knows to play Pierre way in and off the line for bunts. On the other side, there was a pop foul bunt that Ramirez failed to play in on, and he caught no lip for that despite being really playable.

    Z just isn’t especially selective with his wrath. On his way into the dugout, he was blaming God, jabbing an angry finger right into His eye. At least I assume it was His eye.

    I’m just disappointed at the ethics of the Twitter community. A couple of hours before the game I put up a poll: Which Inning Will Zambrano Melt Down? By game time, it got like six votes, the leading choice being the third inning. But look at it now, it’s like fuckin’ Diebold counted it:

    http://twtpoll.com/cw5wz1

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