05.17.06

Zambrano Dazzling, Jones Pelted In Cubs Win

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Cubs 4, Nationals 0


A brilliant performance by the Cubs’ Carlos Zambrano (8 IP, 4 hits, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts) Tuesday evening was slightly overshadowed by the following incident, as described by the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan.

An allegedly inebriated fan in right field threw a ball that barely missed hitting Jacque Jones before the ninth inning Tuesday, raising some red flags about security problems in the bleachers.

Jones said the ball “came whizzing past my head,” nearly hitting him in the face.

“I’m not going to let one person ruin my time here,” Jones said. “I signed here for three years and I signed here to help the team win. I probably haven’t played my best baseball, and I understand that.

“You can voice whatever opinions, but throwing stuff at me is not acceptable in any way, shape or form.”

A Cubs spokesman said the woman who threw the ball at Jones was detained by security but not arrested. The Cubs declined to release her name.

There’s no truth to the the rumor that the female in question has been sent to Des Moines in preperation for taking the 4th spot in the Cubs’ starting rotation.

2 Responses to “Zambrano Dazzling, Jones Pelted In Cubs Win”

  1. ben schwartz says:

    It baffles me why Jacque Jones, of all the bats on Murdered Row, gets this kind of heat. Is Juan Pierre really doing so much better? Murton? And btw, this is Zambrano’s second great job in a row for the Cubs. Last week he shut down Bonds, altho that seems to be a NL standard this month, but kept the rest of the Giants chasing the Babe’s elusive record as well, altho with considerably less suspense and flash bulbs in their plate appearances. I was in Palm Springs this weekend for a wedding, and saw this damning comment from the usually politic Mr. Vin Scully:

    >Bonds has since been hounded by suspicions and news reports that he had
    >used performance-enhancing drugs, accounts that follow him as he nears Ruth
    > and Hank Aaron. Considering Bonds’ recent history, Dodger broadcaster Vin
    > Scully has said it would be “awkward” for him to call home runs 714 and 715.”

    http://www.latimes.com/sports/printedition/la-sp-bonds12may12,1,4156681.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-sports

    “Awkward?” For Vin to use language that hot-headed must mean he’s pretty disgusted. For anyone else, this is a syringe tossing tirade “right out of the longshoreman’s encyclopedia,” as Rick Monday would put it.

    Ben

  2. notorius says:

    Murton might be getting some sympathy because he is a rookie, and supposedly “clutch,” although a team with only 16 wins has no room on the roster for “clutch” players.

    No one wants to mess with a rapper either.

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