Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano showed up with a little surprise this afternoon: a cleanly shaved head.
"What?" he asked in mock anger as reporters wanted to ask about the chrome dome. "You want to know anything, just wait until I pitch."
Right fielder Kosuke Fukudome will be on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated.
"I'm not quite sure how important this is because I haven't seen the magazine," he said through his translator.
What about the SI jinx? Did word of it ever reach Japan?
"It's a lot of other people who are not actually on the cover saying it's jinxed," he said.
Here's how the Cubs line up tonight against the Brew Crew: