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Revised [Grow up, Carlos. (Zambrano misses flight)]

Ok, I'm not going to delete this, because people have made good points on both sides of the argument.  For as good of a job as I thought I did not getting P.O.'d during the game, I was irritated this morning.

So continue to discuss.  I'll back down from the conclusions -- for now.  But I'm still weary of things like this always seeming to involve Zambrano.

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Apparently rumors of Zambrano's maturation have been greatly exaggerated.  Carlos missed the team flight yesterday and showed up later in Atlanta.  It might be the way that they lost yesterday's game, but I'm more weary than usual of the selfishness that he sometimes exhibits.  The apologists that have defended or rationalized all the things that he's done like this have their work cut out for them this time -- as has been reported since late last year, the other players are indeed tired of these antics.

I defended Zambrano bunting earlier this season as someone who was trying to do whatever it takes to win, and I stand by that -- but I also stand by the earlier comments that I've made about his immaturity and selfishness. 

As Sandberg said, the name on the front of the jersey is more important than the name on the back of the jersey.  Pitching a no-hitter doesn't change that fact.

 

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