Well, while we are at it…we might as well discuss Upton and Longoria…
I understand laflippin’s opinion and I think an apology is in order but I don’t think it was a bad thing at all. Team chemistry is what it’s all about and a few hot heads or fireballs or nutcases can actually motivate a team in malaise. A few…not a whole team full. You think Ty Cobb maybe was disrespectful of a few teammates? Some of them were probably happy he didn’t kill them.
Zambrano publicly blew off some steam…for that he will pay a price. To pretend this stuff doesn’t happen out of the public view is hiding the human condition. This kinda stuff offers us a chance to teach our morals, our ethics, our way to our children. We can hold Zambrano up and say…“see that…that’s a guy that really cares about winning…that’s the kind of fire you need to have for the game.” Or we can instruct, “see that…that’s embarrassing…pathetic and the kind of lack of control I don’t expect you to ever display on a baseball field…to do that disrespects your teammates and the game.”
I believe I’ve stood in the living room of many families like Victor Zambrano’s. There’s alot of arguing on a constant basis…and lots of laughing, it’s an aggressive environment of eat or be eaten. Not everbody can be a Derek Jeter. It’s what makes the world go round and frankly it’s refreshing to me to see true feelings expressed rather than the kind of cotton candy that guys like Alex Rodriquez spew every time they open their mouth.
The entire episode was under control…no one was ever in jeopardy of being assaulted. And even then, if it’s mutual combat…I say let them establish a pecking order and then fall in line. :shock: