I apologize for the graphic but yep, that's a boil.
It's feels appropriate for this season, as Carlos Zambrano apparently ejected himself from Wrigleyville by... yelling in the dugout?
Kinda sad when yelling in the dugout is cause for suspension - this season has been nothing if not absolutely predictable, and FINALLY something happened that took me by surprise.
The Cubs played the Sox yesterday. Carlos Zambrano started, but he only got to play one inning. An inning in which he sucked. An inning in which a bunch of Sox runs scored.
Then, the surprise - something interesting besides Alfonso Soriano bunting that one time.
Surely you've seen the video - Carlos went all Carlos!
Somebody will have to tell me, however, exactly what Carlos was saying.
It must have been horrible. Because listening to WGN radio after the game, it totally sounds like Carlos isn't just suspended (by the Cubs). It sounds like they want to Milton Bradley him, send him anywhere for anything.
I've looked at the video many times.
Carlos appears to be yelling at nothing. Like if he wasn't in the dugout, you'd think he was an insane street bum just yelling at the air because the whiskey's gone.
Plus I think he's yelling in Spanish - I can't read his lips like I can Derrek Lee's.
Derrek's in the background obviously yelling "Shut the fuck up!"
And then Carlos turns around and that's when it gets really interesting because he goes and tries to get in Derrek's face while Lou restrains him.
That's Derrek Lee. The rational guy. The guy who you get the calm quotes from after almost every hideous loss you've watched this season.
Then Z yells a bunch more as Tyler Colvin hilariously walks into frame to get a Gatorade from some weird dude in shades (who is that guy?), Big Z does the trademark cooler-slam, and then is escorted to the stairs.
And now he's suspended.
The Cubs lost of course.
Jim Hendry gave a pretty long talk to the media about not tolerating that kind of behavior and stuff.
But I gotta tell you, until I hear what Carlos was actually yelling?
Come on man! I've done posts about Carlos as Travis Bickle (this from 2004)! Yeah, yesterday he looked like he was ready for the straight-jacket, but a display of emotion was something I thought this lifeless team needed.
Bob Brenley even said something like he thought it was cool, that emotion.
Maybe it was horrible.
Maybe Z said unforgivable things to D Lee and Lou and maybe even that weird guy with the shades.
But I wanna know what it was before I decide if I agree that Carlos should get the Milton treatment.
Because the really funny thing about this whole shootin' match?
The Cubs might just have gotten a spark.
Hopefully they either get shocked into being awake, or I don't know - maybe the team is all happy he got suspended. Maybe they'll be so happy they'll shoot out of bed with renewed enthusiasm.
Either way, I'm SO watching tomorrow.