Carlos Zambrano Becomes Jim Hendry’s Latest Scapegoat: Who Are We Really Mad At?

June 26, 2010 by  

"It was unacceptable," said Cubs manager Lou Piniella of pitcher Carlos Zambrano's dugout fireworks after the first inning of Friday's 6-0 loss to the crosstown rival White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.

"His conduct was not acceptable," said general manager Jim Hendry, echoing Piniella's sentiments while announcing Zambrano's indefinite suspension from the team.

Unacceptable seems to be the team's buzz word for the day, and to be sure, Zambrano's actions were unsavory—he engaged teammate Derrek Lee in a shouting match and screamed at what seemed to be the entire Cubs bench. Is it really fair, though, for Zambrano to be singled out so?

Not remotely. Yes, Big Z was in the wrong to so publicly and demonstratively ch...

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