I have been unabashed supporter of the addition of Milton Bradley. Fact is this guy can flat out hit and brings a desperately needed explosive charge into that Cub lockerroom in my opinion. But that all said I am deeply disappointed in the unfolding events of the last two weeks.
Half-hearted jog to the right field line on those two balls golfed by Johnny Cueto was enough to send me over the edge. But what really got my goat most of all was the at-bat where Bradley assumed Ball Four.
Newsflash Milton! Major league umpires don't like you, and truth be told given your sordid history can you really blame them? Shut you're blankety blank pie-hole and serve your two-game suspension. You're hurting the ballclub with this insistence on appealing a suspension. Open up the major league rule book. It expressly states thou shalt not touch an umpire with one's body or any article of uniform, to include bill of one's cap. Well Milton, you bumped the umpire. It is right there on the videotape.
I'm also ticked off with how Hendry and Sweet Lou have refused to handle the fact that Bradley is clearly hurt. For crying out loud the decision should have been made when the injury happend to put Bradley on the DL. Have you EVER heard of a ballplayer with a history of leg problems being able to recover from a groin pull within a matter of a few days?!?!? I sure haven't.
Shut up Milton. Get you're act together and play the game. And make peace with the damned umpires before they really throw you under the train.