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Weather delays his return, but the Carlos Zambrano effect is in full force for the independent Chicago Dogs

ROSEMONT, Ill. - On a chilly Friday at Impact Field in Rosemont, the cars whizzing down I-294 almost looked as if they were driving on top of left field. In the stands, thousands of fans milled around in hot-dog costumes.

During a break in the sixth inning of the Chicago Dogs' season opener, the red "sumo" wrestler pancaked the blue sumo in a contest of fan combatants near third base.

Carlos Zambrano, you're not at Wrigley Field anymore.

The debut of the former Cubs starting pitcher on Friday as a member of the independent-league Dogs had everything you

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