I got home late, turned on the tube.
It's 3-5 Rays, no biggie.
I'm looking at mail and the game and mail again and suddenly Geovany jumps up from behind the plate and points to the bench for no reason at all.
The trainer comes running out, and all hell breaks loose with talk about something "physical" being wrong with Carlos Zambrano.
Lou comes out to the mound, and Carlos will NOT give the ball up.
Words are exchanged, and Carlos finally gives the ball to the manager.
He walks into the dugout, camera following all the way, and Carlos starts high fiving everyone.
But it's all wrong because he's not making eye contact with any of them and it's all half-hearted.
When we come back, they show Carlos talking with Lou and the trainer.
Bob says, "...but here's the disconcerting part..." and now Carlos is reaching up to his right shoulder as if to explain this is where it hurts.
The weirdest thing was the not giving Lou the ball.
I think when you're Carlos, you're Big Z, you're bigger than life, you talk about yourself in the 3rd person.
You're Robert Duvall in "Apocalypse Now", walking around on the beach with your shirt off and stuff blowing up all around.
And when you get hit, it doesn't make sense because you believe you're invincible.
That's what Carlos looked like when he wouldn't give back the ball.
Like it wasn't in his plans, leaving the game this way.
Maybe it's nothing.
Lets see what the paper says in the morning.
Okay, "MRI" is in the same sentence as "Zambrano".
So, I guess we all just wait and see.
ps: Cubs lose again to the Rays. Don't remember the score.