Gordon Wittenmyer’s Sun-Times article claims Zambrano told friends it was Lee’s fault:
Zambrano already is calling his actions Friday ‘’completely misunderstood’’ and blaming Derrek Lee for turning it into a big deal by confronting him during his ranting and raving after the White Sox’ four-run first inning.
‘’All he wanted to do was pump the team up. It was completely misunderstood,’’ a source close to Zambrano said, adding that Lee ‘’took it personal’’ and told Zambrano to ‘’shut the f—- up.’’
Yet team sources say Zambrano’s rant – much of which was in Spanish – included yelling, ‘’This team is horse s—- !’’
That’s when Lee is caught on camera intervening and telling Zambrano to shut up.
They had to be separated.