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08:45 AM ET 08.13 | Carlos Zambrano has left the building. Whether he returns -- and whether he ever pitches in a Cubs uniform again -- was a matter of anger, dismay and conjecture after the enigmatic pitcher packed up his belongings in the visiting clubhouse during Friday night's game and left Turner Field. By the time the media were allowed into the clubhouse, not even the nameplate above his locker remained, and Zambrano was said to have told clubhouse personnel he intends to retire.

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August 13, 2011  08:53 AM ET

This dude is a nut and he's not worth the problems he causes. Trade for a minor league player to be named later.

August 13, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Zambrano leaving? Again?

What else is new?

August 13, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Zambrano leaving? Again?What else is new?

DA BEARS!!

August 13, 2011  09:08 AM ET

what a classless jerk...throwing at Uggla and Chipper was bush-league for sure.

what i don't understand is why Quade didn't have someone warming up when Uggla hit that second homer? he had to know that would send Z right over the mental 'edge'....go figure.

August 13, 2011  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

what a classless jerk...throwing at Uggla and Chipper was bush-league for sure.what i don't understand is why Quade didn't have someone warming up when Uggla hit that second homer? he had to know that would send Z right over the mental 'edge'....go figure.

Probably wanted the Braves to kick his ****. Notice that when he hit Chip none of the Cubs bothered leaving the dugout? They couldn't have cared less about defending him.

August 13, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Probably wanted the Braves to kick his ****. Notice that when he hit Chip none of the Cubs bothered leaving the dugout? They couldn't have cared less about defending him.

i did notice that...and even the Braves announcers pointed that out.

a great pre-game moment took place last night too. they retired Cox's #6 and after the ceremony, Bobby went to shake the umpires' hands as he was leaving the field. Tim Timmons (the home plate ump) asked Bobby if he wanted to get 'run' one last time and Bobby said 'Sure! let's do it'....classic.

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August 13, 2011  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

i did notice that...and even the Braves announcers pointed that out.a great pre-game moment took place last night too. they retired Cox's #6 and after the ceremony, Bobby went to shake the umpires' hands as he was leaving the field. Tim Timmons (the home plate ump) asked Bobby if he wanted to get 'run' one last time and Bobby said 'Sure! let's do it'....classic.

Haha

I'm very sorry I missed that. Definitely is an instant classic. Nice little tribute to an exceptional career.

August 13, 2011  10:48 AM ET

Zambrano is the prototype "million dollar arm; ten cent head" player. He's done.

August 13, 2011  10:54 AM ET

I think everybody in the Cubs' front office would do backflips if Z actually retired. I can only imagine the magnitude of the celebration in Chicago...you'd have to bring in riot police from all of North America, maybe even England.

August 13, 2011  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

DA BEARS!!

DA BEARS!

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August 13, 2011  11:35 AM ET

He's already been to anger management- that didnt turn out well. I think he's just puttin on a show, he's not goin anywhere even though nobody wants him anymore.

August 13, 2011  11:37 AM ET

I hope he hopped in the car and never looked back.... Hopefully he's still driving.

That way we'll never have to see him again.

August 13, 2011  11:37 AM ET

He never was a #1 guy. Cubs should've always kept him #3. Never proved capable and he knows it.

August 13, 2011  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

i did notice that...and even the Braves announcers pointed that out.a great pre-game moment took place last night too. they retired Cox's #6 and after the ceremony, Bobby went to shake the umpires' hands as he was leaving the field. Tim Timmons (the home plate ump) asked Bobby if he wanted to get 'run' one last time and Bobby said 'Sure! let's do it'....classic.

Did Bobby cuss him out?

August 13, 2011  12:26 PM ET

zambrano, has very poor responsability, he has become soo indisciplined in the last two years or so, anger problem mental problem? who knows but he has lose all kind of credibility, at this point he has show very little respect for the game after all this commotion he will vanish for good from everybody's memory!!

August 13, 2011  12:26 PM ET

Walking out on your teammates is the cardinal sin in sports. He'll never throw another pitch in the big leagues.

August 13, 2011  12:46 PM ET

weaver's actions against a couple of showboating tigers were justifiable,,

 
August 13, 2011  12:48 PM ET

baseball has unwritten rules.
weaver was simple enforcing them.

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