Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/4/12

Carlos Zambrano must have spent the offseason with Phil Jackson, because dude is sounding like a Zen master. Big Z, who was acquired by the Marlins in January, says his favorite part about the new Marlins Ballpark is the aquariums behind home plate because of their calming presence.

“I don’t know how many people have fish tanks in their house but psychologists say it can make you relax and keep you out of stress,” he said before Wednesday’s season opener.

“That’s a unique thing I see at this ballpark.”

Given the way Zambrano seems to love his fish, he probably wasn’t too happy when the Marlins tested the durability of the tanks by having Gaby Sanchez throw balls at them.

Photo Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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