The last thing Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano told reporters on his way out of the clubhouse Sunday after ripping teammate Carlos Marmol was, "We're a Triple-A team."
The first thing he said Monday: "What's the big deal about this?"
In fact, that was the prevailing message throughout the team Monday, from the clubhouse to the front office.
Once Zambrano apologized to Marmol early in the day, they were BP buddies again by mid-afternoon, scooping grounders at shortstop before Monday night's series opener against Cincinnati.
And after a sit-down with manager Mike Quade, Zambrano was back to business as usual.
No fines, no suspensions, no threat of imminent trade.