Carlos Zambrano said after winning his 100th game last night that he’s going to retire at the end of his contract. Why? “You know how many Mother’s Days I haven’t spent with my mother? Twelve. You know how many things I’ve been [missing] in my life? It’s good to be here, it’s good to play baseball. But in five years. … I will retire.”
So he would like to spend time with his family. You’d think that was laudable. Obviously you’ve never spent time in the Tribune comments section! According to “GA Cubs Fan,” you’d be wrong:
And Carlos, PLEASE stop talking. All of us miss important times due to work and other committments, all while earning a HECK of a lot less than you. I hope medical people and emergency workers are working should you need them during “special times”.
You see, if you make a lot of money you should love your mom less. Maybe, GA Cubs Fan, Carlos thinks his job isn’t as important as being a doctor or a firefighter? I don’t know, chew on that for a little.
“One Eye Covered,” though, knows that missing 12 mother’s days isn’t a big deal:
Missed 12 mothers day? Come on. Something tells me she doesnt mind. I wish this guy would just shut up and pitch. Before, during and after the game. Just zip it.
Perhaps this commenter has great insight into whether Carlos’s mom would like to spend mother’s days with him. I have some doubts.
Finally, there’s this gem from John Anthony of Dixon, Missouri:
Good, please go. That would make it one less bum who speaks broken English. Eat another cheeseburger and get outta the country. Go back to where you belong!
John hates foreigners! They’re always coming to this country and taking jobs that hardworking Americans can do, like throwing 95 mile-per-hour fastballs and hitting home runs!
Bad news, John. Carlos is staying when he retires.