Thursday, May 28, 2009

Big Z Loses It

By far, one of the funniest things I have ever seen in my life. Look at the anger on his face, HAHAHA!! Is there anything funnier than watching a grown man completely lose his composure? Throwing your baseball mitt in a fit of rage is a time honored tradition that you cannot fully appreciate until you do it. I mean, that was an out an out tantrum. That is what I am picturing when I envision Rocky Mike looking at his computer and learning that the The Rockpile is losing. I can't tell you how many times I have thrown my hat across the room and yelled fuck when watching the Yankees (and I'm 32). My Uncle Carl (who is well into his 80's) has kicked in numerous television sets over the years because of the Yankees.

This brings me to another point. Honestly, I see nothing wrong with what Carlos Zambrano did yesterday. Granted, I have a hair trigger temper but am I the only one here? I mean, I get the fact that there must be some level of composure for any pitcher on the mound. But I like Zambrano's approach. It not only shows that he is totally committed to what he's doing, it shows he hunger to win. I would rather have a guy with fire like Carlos Zambrano any day of the week over a guy like Chien Ming-Wang who wouldn't flinch if you kicked him in the balls.

Who's with me on this? Anyone have any good stories about losing it on field of battle?

14 comments:

BabyBisho said...

I was at Keegans for lunch(32nd and Camelback, for those familiar with AZ) watching the UEFA Championship when this all went down. The entire restaurant turned their focus to Z's tantrum. Watching this live was just awesome. BTW..did anyone notice that he cleared the left field wall when he chucked the ball from homeplate?

Cornholers said...

First off, he didnt' clear the LF wall when he threw the ball. The ball remained in the field of play which actually is good news for Zambrano because if he did throw the ball into the stands he most certainly would be receiving a stiffer fine/suspension.

How about the fact that Nyjer Morgan was safe! I can understand entirely losing your temper if you know the guy was out and the ump missed the call. In this case the ump made the right call and Zambrano still lost it. Although the best comic relief for me was when Zambrano threw the ump out of the game. Classic!

Let me pose this question, should we really believe that Zambrano was that upset over the missed call at the plate, or do you think that Zambrano just boiled over at that point but it was really Soriano's lack luster play in LF that allowed Morgan to have a triple instead of a double?

PG said...

My guess is that Zambrano didn't know the guy was safe, he thought he was out. I love that he threw the ump out of the game. Classic.

I remember I got hit in the ass by a pitch during little league and proceeded to throw my bat down the third base line in a fit of anger. I was immediately tossed.

Needless to say, 3K's Dad called me after the game and read me the riot act. HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH.

Jacques Rougeau said...

I smoked one to the gap during a little league game (no fences). The opponents did a fairly good job at the relay and I was dead-to-rights at home, but for me trucking the catcher. He dropped the ball and I, of course, was safe.

The opposing coaches flew from the bench and began arguing with the ump that my act was illegal. While the catcher lay motionless on the ground, the ump proceeds to toss both coaches. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Cornholers said...

2 times:

1) In high school we were opposing a pitcher who only had one arm. He threw me a curve ball that started off inside, but never curved. I took it right in the mouth, it cut my lip and I was bleeding. I threw my helmet down as I spit blood and was pulled out of the game due to the blood. I was so pissed that I got hit by a guy with one arm!

2) In college an opposing batter was hit by my pitcher and he attempted to charge, I caught him from behind about 20 feet from home plate and proceeded to take him down. Lucky for me I was wearing all the equipment as the pile-on proceeded with metal spikes everywhere.

Michael said...

In little league I was wrongly called out at a play at home.
I threw my helmet from home plate into the dugout. I got tossed and then my Dad, who was coaching went nuts and he got tossed.


Like PG, my hat routinely gets thrown and f bombs shouted. Its all good when watching sports..

PG said...

HAHAHAHHAH....I thought you were gonna say Yankee Paul wrung your neck for getting tossed...so great that he joined in, AHAHHAHHAAHA!.

Michael said...

He might wring your neck for calling him Yankee Paul. He was a Brooklyn Dodger fan and now gasp, a NY Met fan...

PG said...

Yes, how could I forget!!!!....we'll call him Dodger Paul from now on (sorry, Mr. C).

PG said...

Why is he not called Met Paul, you ask? Because I refuse to acknowledge the Mets as a legitimate Major League Baseball club.

Cornholers said...

I will just go on the record as saying that PG was the biggest hot-head in Little League. Thrown bats, helmets, batting gloves, etc. Not to mention the f-bombs that were coming from a 10-year old's mouth....wow!!!

Michael said...

that was normal in Brooklyn Little League. We actually had a few practices each year dedicated to the art of throwing your helmet and dropping f bombs...

3K, I think you were somewhat of a hot head yourself in little league if memory serves me correct...

Cornholers said...

Absolutely not. PG will contend, I was the easy going guy who was always joking around on the field.

In HS PG and Rocky Mike would get upset at me because they would want to be dead serious, and angry, and I would come up talking about the girls in the stands.

Mike said...

Not enough room on this blog to discuss my foul mouthed, hot tempered ways. In fact, it is amazing 3k & PG are still friends with me as I would scream at anyone who made an error behind me, even if I was throwing horse shit all game.

I remember destroying a bat rack after a tough inning (I went "Zambrano" on it), and a fellow teammate (Chris Rapp) whined in the background, "Hey, I made that in woodshop." So what did I do? I looked at Rapp as if to acknowledge what he said, then I went ape shit on it and destroyed it.