Thursday, June 12, 2008

Milton Bradley Goes All Norman Bates (Again)

From the Associated Press:
Milton Bradley stormed out of the Texas Rangers clubhouse after an 11-5 victory Wednesday night over Kansas City and bounded up four flights of stairs looking for Royals television announcer Ryan Lefebvre.

Bradley, who was the designated hitter, heard what he considered derogative remarks made by Lefebvre on a TV in the Rangers clubhouse.
Explained Lefebvre:

"It was a conversation about how Josh Hamilton has turned his life around and has been accountable for his mistakes. Right now, it seems like the baseball world and fans are rooting for him. ... It doesn't seem like Milton Bradley has done the same thing in his life.

"We weren't singling out Milton Bradley. We also spent a lot of time complimenting Milton Bradley, but that's not what he heard when he was in the clubhouse.

"We weren't tearing up Milton Bradley. I told [Washington and Daniels] this wasn't a Milton Bradley rip session, but just based on the pictures we've seen in this series of him walking to the dugout all the way to right field, dropping his bat, making gestures to the fans in right field and above the dugout and taunting them. He's the only person in baseball I know that does that type of stuff."

Not to justify Bradley's actions, but Lefebvre saying Bradley's "only person in baseball I know that does that type of stuff," he kind of his singling him out.

The story noted, "Upon returning to the clubhouse, Bradley screamed at teammates and broke down in tears."

Bradley: "I'm tired of people bringing me down. It wears on you. I love you guys, all you guys. I'm strong, but I'm not that strong. All I want to do is play baseball and make a better life for my kid than I had."


Todd S. said...

Bradley is not any kind of former criminal either. He's just kinda a dickhead. The comparsions to Josh Hamilton aren't even really appropriate.

Sooze said...

You know, people keep getting their panties in a bunch about the comparison of Josh Hamilton to Milton Bradley being inappropriate. I know how much everyone likes to skew vocal opinions, but has anyone ever stopped to think he was only comparing one player's troubles to another's?

Yes, they have/had different problems, but that doesn't make one's struggles any harder than the other's. I think Bradley was just the next-closest effed up dude in sight. They are on the same team, you know.

Anyway, not to rant, but Milton Bradley is a fricking a-hole, and aside from batting lights out this season, he hasn't done crap to earn anyone's respect in the recent past... or the far away past.

Plus, he totally made his teammates watch him cry. They shouldn't have consoled him, they should've told him to shut the bitch up and move on.

Illuminati said...

Since 2000....Montreal, Cleveland, Dodgers, Oakland, San Diego and Texas....6 teams in 8 years. Team players and good guys don't move that much. Ask Gary Sheffield.

Better yet, don't.....