6/26 Dinner with Carlos
Carlos Zambrano had dinner Friday night with White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, who said the Cubs pitcher regretted his actions. However, the Cubs weren’t happy to hear that Big Z was out on the town.
“I’m disappointed in that from Carlos’ perspective,” assistant GM Randy Bush said. “Nothing against Ozzie. I would’ve thought with the events of yesterday that Carlos would’ve gone home, spent some time reflecting on what happened, thought about his career and his teammates and where he was at. I’m disappointed to hear he was out yukking it up at dinner.”
It didn’t appear that Zambrano was taking the incident very seriously. Guillen tweeted: “Having dinner whit carlos and his family. Great dinner a lot of fun and talk”
This isn’t Zambrano’s first run-in, and he’s always come back and apologized. This is his first suspension issued by the team.
“I don’t know if he’s taking it seriously or not,” Bush said. “I thought he would’ve gone home and thought about the events of the day and where his career was at and what his standing was with his teammates and the organization.”
Said Lou Piniella: “I would’ve hoped he would stayed private and reflected on this. That’s just my thought.”
— Carrie Muskat