Great Quotes Following Big Z’s Eruption
Zambrano’s ejection was nothing new from the volatile ace. We’ve seen fights with teammates, Red Bull-fueled tantrums, and screaming matches with whatever or whomever he’s talking to when he yells at the sky. About a week after hearing he was demonstrative toward umps and teammates in his rehab start, Z was tossed yesterday.
The explosion after the play at home was theatrical and hilarious, but there were some great quotes out of this whole thing.
- Milton Bradley talking about his thoughts on the outburst: “That was pretty impressive,” Bradley said. “It was on a Bradley level.”
- Reed Johnson on Z’s toss to left-center field: “I was kind of disappointed,” Reed Johnson said. “I thought it was going to go up into the stands. The wind was blowing in today.”
- Ryan Dempster talked about Z abusing the Gatorade fountain in the dugout just days after Dempster punched it himself: “They should be paying us for all the publicity we’ve given them,” Dempster said. “Everyone will want one now.”
- Finally Lou himself gets in on the humor: “I’m the only calm, cool collected one around here,” Piniella said, kiddingly.
Well, it’s nice that they can have some fun with it. The Cubs can’t exactly be the darlings of the MLB front office this season. With Bradley’s tirade and wild accusations to this fiasco, Selig is watching more tape on the Cubs than just about anyone.