Lou Piniella is probably thinking why he got into the mess that is being the manager of the Cubs. The start of the weekend series was marked by one of the poorest performances on and off the field since Sweet Lou became the skipper.
Ryan Theriot lost a ball in the sun and Matt Merton simply dropped a pop-up. Atlanta took advantage of everything the Cubs handed them and won, 8-5 in a game that was not that close.
Carlos Zambrano and his catcher Michael Barrett came to blows when Zambrano was lifted from the game after Zambrano accused Barrett of something. The pair was separated by members of the coaching staff.
Irish safety and captain Tom Zbikowski was on hand to serenade the crowd for the 7th-inning stretch.