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Zambrano 'cured' of anger issues

Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:09 pm

ZambranoCarlos Zambrano lightheartedly called himself "cured" of anger problems Tuesday, but the fact remains his anger management lessons did work.

Zambrano was ordered to undergo treatment after having a tantrum in the dugout after the first inning of a game against the White Sox. These sessions ended in October after psychologists believed he was ready.

"It did work, and believe me, that was an experience that I can take through the years," Zambrano told

The sessions ended in October, and he's now ready to take his lessons moving forward. But don't mistake his anger management lessons to mean he's a bad guy.

"My problem [doesn't have to do with] being a good person," Zambrano said. "The problem I have to solve is when I get upset on the field. I think my problem is after I cross those lines. When somebody makes an error or I make an error, that's my problem."

Zambrano has handled himself fine so far in spring training, even accepting the news that he would not be making a seventh straight Opening Day start with grace. This step forward from Big Z is encouraging, but what matters more is what he does on the field during the dog days of summer when things don't go his way. Then, we'll truly see if these lessons worked.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 7:41 pm

Zambrano 'cured' of anger issues

Yeah, right.

He get a lobotomy ?

..and Soriano is going to start hustling...and Fukodome is going to start hitting...and Aramis Ramirez is going to be healthy...and Carlos Pena is going to contend for a batting title..and Matt Garza is going to struggle with a World Series team, but THRIVE with the Cubs..


Since: May 9, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:11 pm

Zambrano 'cured' of anger issues

Zambrano's anger is like herpes.  It's not goin anywhere no matter how hard you try to get rid of it.

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 22, 2011 6:02 pm

Zambrano 'cured' of anger issues

And let's not forget the funniest fight in the history of MLB. Flashback serveral years. Z is getting poleaxed on the mound. He's arguing with Michael Barrett (his own catcher) in the dugout. Barrett points to the scoreboard to remind Z that he's getting worked like a slot machine, and Z proceeds to beat the hell out of him. He even continued beating him in the clubhouse after the game. He dummied poor Mike Barrett. Thank goodness he's cured! Come out from under that table, Geo Soto!

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: February 22, 2011 5:16 pm

Zambrano 'cured' of anger issues

....after several counseling sessions with Gatorade coolers, baseball buckets and various innocent dugout structures, the group of victims has forgiven him.

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