Former MLB player revisits anger management issues after signing new contract

If your hot temper has put your career in jeopardy, or even resulted in a run in with the law, you may fear that you will never be able to recover from these events – and that your rage issues will continue to control your life. However, it is within your hands to master your anger and start anew.

Such has been the case for Carlos Zambrano – a former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. According to the Bleacher Report, the player is in the process of building himself back up after his highly publicized problems with anger management made him a volatile choice for any starting lineup.

After three televised tantrums during which Zambrano lashed out at his fellow teammates and destroyed a Gatorade cooler in the Chicago Cubs dugout, the pitcher was required to complete anger management classes at the behest of his managers.  He opened up to NBC Sports about the transformative effect this program had.

“The problem I have to solve is when I get upset on the field. I think my problem is after I cross those lines. When somebody makes an error or I make an error, that’s my problem […] Off the field, I consider myself a nice guy,” Zambrano told the news outlet in  2011.

Now, the Bleacher Report states that Zambrano has signed a contract with the Long Island Ducks in the Atlantic League. Time will tell if he will eventually return to a Major League team, but the source notes it is a possibility if he can prove his angry outbursts are a thing of the past.

If you are prone to similar outbursts, don’t wait for this issue to damage your personal or professional relationships before getting the help you need.

Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC

Dr. Carlos Todd PhD LCMHC specializes in anger management, family conflict resolution, marital and premarital conflict resolution. His extensive knowledge in the field of anger management may enable you to use his tested methods to deal with your anger issues.


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