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Teammates support Zambrano

Posted on: June 30, 2010 2:53 pm
 

Two Cubs players told WGN-TV in Chicago that they still support Carlos Zambrano, even after his latest embarrassing temper-tantrum.

The Chicago Tribune , which owns WGN, has the quotes from Ted Lilly and Marlon Byrd about their teammate.

"I talked to Carlos (Monday) night and he wants to be back out here and he wants to help the team, and I believe that he's going to do that," Ted Lilly told WGN-Ch. 9. "So for me it was encouraging to talk to him and hear what he had to say. I'm pretty confident that he'll be back as soon as he can and he'll help us win games."

Marlon Byrd told WGN that Zambrano's tantrum did not turn out the way it was intended.

"We know what he was trying to do," Byrd said. "It came across wrong. This is something you have to move past. At the same time, it's weird, this can bring a team together, some kind of adversity. Everything is going to be fine. Everybody know what kind of guy Carlos is, and we accept him."

Does Zambrano owe the Cubs players an apology?

"More than anything, we know without having him have to say anything that it was one of those things we've all done," Lilly said.
Well, at least Lilly, who punched his Toronto manager, John Gibbons, in the face after tangling near the Blue Jays' dugout during a game on Aug. 21, 2006. Gibbons' nose was apparently bloodied by Lilly, though both claimed afterward no punches were thrown.

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