Zambrano placed on restricted list… NOW?

So the Cubs will place Carlos Zambrano on the restricted list so he can receive “treatment”?  Pardon me for seeming a little cynical but why now? 

Why not all those years before when it seems like he could have used it (read: the Barrett incident etc)?  Maybe his 3-6 record and 5.66 ERA has something to do with it. 

I don’t know why but it reminds me of the Crash Davis quote from Bull Durham:

Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You’ll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes. Think classy, you’ll be classy. If you win 20 in the show, you can let the fungus grow back and the press’ll think you’re colorful. Until you win 20 in the show, however, it means you are a slob.

…only sort of in reverse and this has to do with attitude. 

The Cubs and let’s face it, MLB in general, were willing to put up with Zambrano’s antics and eccentrics as long as he was the #1 starter and winning 10+ games.  Once he stopped doing that, I guess the oddity lost it’s allure. 

Have a nice break, Carlos.

Discussion Area - Leave a Comment