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Zambrano blames himself for Chicago flameout

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08:14 AM ET 07.18 | Carlos Zambrano offered an apology to the Windy City, letting fans know he was sorry for how things went south on the North Side. "Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience and anything that I did. The only thing that I wanted to do in Chicago is win, and I really apologize to the Cubs fans and the people here who treated me good." Zambrano made three All-Star appearances with the Cubs before outbursts, frustrations and a 4.82 ERA last year resulted in his trade to the Marlins in the offseason. ... "The problem was not with the Cubs. The problem was Carlos Zambrano. That's why Carlos Zambrano is now with the Miami Marlins. If you have to blame somebody, blame me. Things didn't work out the last three years because of me."

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July 18, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Carlos, at least you know where to point the Finger, I admire That!!!

July 18, 2012  09:00 AM ET

A mature and intelligent analysis. Good for him. I hope he gets things turned around in his career.

July 18, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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A mature and intelligent analysis. Good for him. I hope he gets things turned around in his career.

Agreed. I've poked fun at his tantrums a lot over the years, so I'll give him kudos for taking the responsibility.

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July 18, 2012  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A mature and intelligent analysis. Good for him. I hope he gets things turned around in his career.

I'll bet that is the first time anyone has used the words mature and intelligent in the same sentence when talking about Zambrano.

July 18, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Carlos, at least you know where to point the Finger, I admire That!!!

Yup, gotta man up. That's how you move forward again. Good for him.

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July 18, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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Agreed. I've poked fun at his tantrums a lot over the years, so I'll give him kudos for taking the responsibility.

In reality though, who else could you blame?

July 18, 2012  02:32 PM ET

I'm a Cub fan and was always a fan of Big Z. I didn't like how things ended for him in Chicago, but I'm glad he seems to have matured a bit and realizes his mistakes. I hate the Marlins but wish him a good remaining career.

July 18, 2012  03:43 PM ET
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In reality though, who else could you blame?

Michael Barrett?

July 18, 2012  04:00 PM ET

The key here is whether he has taken action to prevent similar incidents again. Instead of just blowing up and apologizing yet again.

 
July 20, 2012  07:39 AM ET
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In reality though, who else could you blame?

Lou Pinella ?

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