Carlos Zambrano Ejected After Bumping Umpire, Beats Up Gatorade
Carlos Zambrano has a well-deserved reputation as a hot head. The fiery character was in typical form on Wednesday afternoon during the Cubs/Pirates game. With the Cubs leading 2-1 in the Top 7th, Zambrano threw a wild pitch that allowed Nyjer Morgan to score the game-tying run. Zambrano felt that he had covered the plate to prevent Morgan from scoring, but Nyjer was called safe. Carlos was pretty pissed about the call and started going at it with the umpire, even bumping him. That’s when hilarity ensued:
Yes, that’s Zambrano chucking the ump from the game! I’m guessing Zambrano’s going to receive a hearty suspension for this one. No surprise Zambrano received support from Milton Bradley who says Zambrano was just reacting and that the actions weren’t personal. Gotta love it.