In 4.1 innings last night, Carlos Zambrano gave up 5 home runs, 8 earned runs, and maybe a career.
I SO wish I could have heard the conversation on the mound he had with Cubs pitching coach Mark Riggins just before he tried twice to hit Chipper Jones.
Because it made no sense to leave him in there.
He's serving up the giant meatballs, and they're going out of the park left and right, there's no real reason for Mike Quade to leave Z in there, right?
To save the bullpen for Saturday's game?
Why are things with Carlos always a look back at a trainwreck?
If Quade had any respect for the guy, he'd have pulled him out.
No matter what you think about him, Carlos Zambrano isn't Doug Davis.
But that didn't happen.
Carlos pulled himself out by throwing at Chipper.
Then I guess he packed up his locker and went on a road trip.
If he actually retired, and you can bet his agent is all about not letting that happen, but if he did retire, he gives the Cubs a giant pile of money and in fact may be the actual hero of 2011 in doing so.
I knew yesterday was gonna be weird.
First, I'm walking from the Jeff Park el station, and along comes my greatest fear on land, a bee.
But it's not, is it?
No, that is some kind of GIANT freaking wasp, and I'm not exaggerating when I say it was at least 2" long and a half inch wide.
I've seen tarantula hawks in Arizona that gave me less fear.
How I had the balls to shoot this photo is beyond me.
Was I insane?
I think it was looking for a place to dig a tunnel in the alley through the pavement.
If I find out a car went into a sink hole out there, I'll know what really happened and I'm selling the house.
Then, I'm firing up the grill listening to Pat Hughes saying how hot it was in Atlanta.
Suddenly in my pocket I hear the ESPN Score Center "ring tone" which usually comes on to tell me the final score of a game, or a rain delay or whatever.
Instead, it said this:
"Game delayed due to cold."
I actually tweeted this picture because I was so excited that ESPN was getting hacked or spammed or whatever.
And then the game came on...
Seriously, even if you were Albert Einstein and you pulled this many anti-social antics in 7th grade science class, you'd still get booted.
So I'm thinking I probably saw the last Zambrano start at Wrigley.
I took this shot after Carlos crossed home plate.
Look at Mike Quade.
Now, you can't really judge anything from this - maybe Quade never gets excited for someone's homer, or he's thinking ahead about something.
But it sure doesn't look like old Mike likes Z very much, does it?