remembering Carlos

Requiem for a Zombie

My acquaintance with Carlos Zambrano goes back to his teenage days when he would sit near our seats behind the plate charting pitches between starts for the I-Cubs. He wore stiff new jeans and his hair was oiled to a sheen. Over the years he exhibited an almost womanly fussiness about his hairstyle, as unsure apparently about that particular aspect of himself as he was about the whole.

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  • Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Heyward; Baez, J 2; Bryant.

    The E-Man 0 sec ago view
  • Arrieta pitches like crap and gets a W, Lester pitches brilliantly and doesn't. Baseball!

    Man, have we been giving up a lot of 2-out runs lately. C'mon Hector -- Eugenio Suarez??? Sheesh.

    billybucks 15 min 4 sec ago view
  • 0-2 HBP = Cubbery

    Eric S 16 min 10 sec ago view
  • FFS!!!

    Shit throw by Szczur...

    Rob G. 22 min 57 sec ago view
  • Nice to have a ROB G. bustin' a move with the posts.

    The E-Man 41 min 54 sec ago view
  • Tony Gold Glove!!!

    Rob G. 44 min 36 sec ago view
  • To have Billy Hamilton break your shut-out with an HR is like Iceland winnng in soccer.

    The E-Man 51 min 6 sec ago view
  • Hamilton - good grief. Does he have Lester's number or what!

    Eric S 52 min 35 sec ago view
  • and there it is...

    time to sweat it out now.

    Rob G. 54 min 4 sec ago view
  • Yeah - I was waiting for someone else to comment first so they could shoulder the blame should cubbery prevail.

    Eric S 56 min 37 sec ago view
  • he'd actually have to get through these last 2 innings in 13 or less pitches to pull off an actual Maddux (CG in less than 100 pitches)...and I probably jinxed the whole game with my comment so I'll shut up now.

    Rob G. 59 min 41 sec ago view
  • An efficient one-hitter through seven innings - seems reasonable to me.

    Quite the contrast from last night

    Eric S 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • It's really quite enjoyable watching Lester dissect the strike zone and a lineup like this...dare I say Maddux-like?

    Rob G. 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • Eloy Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario named to Futures Game...

    See past Cubs' participants here. Let me know if you see a mistake or any other info that may prove useful and I can add it.

    http://wiklifield.thecubreporter.com/Cubs_that_Played_in_Futures_Game

    Rob G. 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • Now pitching for the Cincinnati Reds:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwbUCI9bEvA

    QuietMan 2 hours 12 min ago view
  • Sorry if I made it sound like a Schwarber for Sale straight up deal was reasonable, obviously Cubs would need to give up more than that. You don't trade Sale unless you're rebuilding and if you're rebuilding you want more than one piece. Easily 3-4 pieces with Schwarber being the main one...but that type of an ace arm or All-star talent with a few years of control is the type of return the Cubs should look for if they move Schwarber. I don't think they'll move him until he's healthy though. TheJedi are pretty good at maximizing trade value.

    Rob G. 2 hours 16 min ago view