Carlos 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 MLB.com.
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.
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