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The Cubs are in midseason form: they have a fight in the dugout

Mar 2, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT

Carlos Silva

Looks like I picked the wrong game to see today. The A’s and Indians are kind of snoozy. Much more fun is being had between the Cubs and the Brewers over at Maryvale Baseball Park.

Well, the Cubs are having fun anyway: as Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports, after the first inning there was a scuffle in the dugout. Carlos Silva, the starter, was then unexpectedly pulled from the game and escorted away from by a Cubs’ coach. He was reportedly still jawing back at someone in the dugout as he left.

And before you get any ideas, no, it was not Zambrano, who was not at the park today.  We’ll update if and when we learn something more.

UPDATE: The scuffle was between Silva and Aramis Ramirez, who calls it a “misunderstanding.”

  1. bloodysock - Mar 2, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    More on the scuffle here:

  2. Dan in Katonah - Mar 2, 2011 at 4:08 PM

    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue…

  3. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Mar 2, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    The Cubs are in midseason form: they have a fight in the dugout

    That just needed to be repeated. Awesome.

  4. Jonny 5 - Mar 2, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    The water cooler was piddled itself during the commotion I heard….

    • Jonny 5 - Mar 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM

      just pretend there is no “was” above alright..

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 2, 2011 at 5:08 PM

        And the cooler was once again reassured that Zambrano has no more anger issues and spends his time skipping through the ivy and has a new lease on life.

  5. stairwayto7 - Mar 2, 2011 at 4:48 PM

    Being the most overrated team in sports history might have something to do with it!

  6. bigxrob - Mar 2, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Craig wrote of Mike Quade after his visit to the Cubs “He talked about delegating authority to coaches and being mindful of how hard it is for the marginal guys in the roster this time of year, but also made it clear that his job is to get his starting nine and pitching staff ready for the regular season.”

    Mission Accomplished

  7. SmackSaw - Mar 2, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    This is a good sign for Cub fans. The Oakland A’s and Yankee teams of the ’70’s fought often. It proves they give a

    • fquaye149 - Mar 3, 2011 at 6:52 AM

      So did the Cubs teams of the last 5 years. Which team do you think this Cubs team has more in common with?

  8. materialman80 - Mar 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM

    The Cubs suck already, and the season hasn’t even begun! What a pitiful franchise.

  9. sportsdrenched - Mar 3, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    Does this mean Quade gets to bring a hatchet, axe, and saw with him to the next game?

  10. shawnuel - Mar 3, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    That’s what Ramirez gets for trying to snatch the last ham sandwich on the clubhouse buffet table.

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