Well, nobody has ever accused Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano of being subtle. And we are pretty sure this will just reinforce that.
The often volatile pitcher went off on about a 90 second rant after his Cubs gave up another last at-bat game on Sunday the St.Louis Cardinals. He was a little angry about Pujols hitting a walk-off homerun, he was more pissed about the preceding at-bat when Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot hit a double off closer Carlos Marmol to tie the game.
In the rant partially directed at Marmol, who blew the game for Zambrano, Zambrano started with; "The problem wasn't Pujols" "The problem was (Marmol's slider to Ryan Theriot).
He continued "We should know better than this. We play like a AAA team. This is embarrassing. Embarrasing for the team and the owners. Embarrassing for the fans. Embarrassed, that's the word for this team."
And there was more. "We should know better than what we did on the field. We should know that Ryan Theriot is not a good fastball hitter. We should know that as a team. We should play better here. We stink. That's all I've got to say."
Zambrano wasn't wrong and we think maybe its good he just vented instead of breaking things as he's been wont to do in the past. The Cubs have been awful, and will be awful for awhile. Over the past few years, previous management spent a lot of money on really, really questionable players. Z could easily call out Alfonso Soriano or Aramis Ramirez for not earning their money. He could call out a lot of people.
Here's the audio from the interview from WGN-TV, it appears, nobody got it on video: