Mariners Release Milton Bradley

MAY 16th: The Mariners released Bradley, tweets Ryan Divish of The News Tribune.  He's now a free agent, to no one's surprise.

MAY 9th: The Mariners designated left fielder Milton Bradley for assignment and recalled outfielder Carlos Peguero, reports MLB.com's Greg Johns.  In the likely event the Ms eventually release Bradley, they'll have to eat over $9MM in salary.  Johns tweets GM Jack Zduriencik's explanation:  "We felt Milton was not part of our future and not part of our present. Therefore, the move was made."

The Mariners shook up the roster a bit today, designating veterans Bradley and Ryan Langerhans to make room for youngsters Peguero and Mike Wilson.  Bradley, 33, hit .209/.298/.351 in 393 plate appearances for the Mariners since he was acquired from the Cubs for Carlos Silva and $9MM in December of '09.  Essentially the Mariners took on Bradley for two years and $5MM in that bad contract swap.    

Bradley's time with Seattle was tumultuous, with a benching, multiple ejections, time on the restricted list for counseling, arthroscopic knee surgery, and an arrest for making a criminal threat.


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170 Comments on "Mariners Release Milton Bradley"


EdinsonPickle
4 years 3 months ago

Thank God! I’m sick of his crap.

Threat_Level_RedSox
4 years 3 months ago

And the award for the most long awaited roster move goes to the 2011 Seattle Mariners.

Nick Sossamon
4 years 3 months ago

What about the Angels DFA’ing Mathis? I’m still waiting desperately for that.

icedrake523
4 years 3 months ago

The Mets didn’t win it when they released Perez? I guess they can’t win anything.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

Ha ha it’s about 3 years too late. Let me guess he is going to say the mariners ate racist. Cant wait to see who he blames this on. He can’t hit so the pitchers and umpires must be against him and probably racist. He can’t field so the balls and grass must hate him and all be against him. Can’t wait to see him clear waivers and not get picked up by anyone.

4 years 3 months ago

You know Kenny Williams is going to pick him up.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

No way Kenny has a habit of picking up former stars past thier prime ie griffey, Omar, andru jones. Bradley has had one good year in his entire career.

$1529282
4 years 3 months ago

Bradley averaged 3.3 WAR from 2003-2008 despite only averaging 100 games per season over that same stretch. The guy is a Grade-A jackass, but he was also a pretty damn good player for awhile (when healthy).

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

i said kenny gets STARS past their primes..not “pretty good players” past their primes

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

You also said “Bradley has had one good year in his entire career.” Which is false, and the commenter who replied to your statement proved it (with objective facts).

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

As a matter if fact looking at his numbers he has has two good years. 03 and 08 everything else has been average.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Baseball-Reference has 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008 as 4.1, 3.6, 2.4, 5.1 WAR respectively. Those were his 4 best years. He had 2 other years with a WAR of greater than 1, and 17.9 total WAR for his career. If you want to interpret that as average, then most players in the league are below-average.

bayday5
4 years 3 months ago

If they were racist, they prob wouldn’t have ichiro

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Aren’t they owned by Nintendo? Or at least Japanese private ownership?

bayday5
4 years 3 months ago

i read Nintendo in America

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

You know I was joking right? It was a reference to his comments that cubs fans are racist even though they loved lee and aram

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

So you were joking about “If they were racist, they prob wouldn’t have ichiro”?

But you’re serious about (if) “cubs fans are racist even though they loved lee and aram”?

Chicago is a VERY segregated city, with a startling percentage of non-whites living in White Sox territory, and vice-versa on the North Side. It would be hard for a black man to go there and NOT notice that. I’m not saying I agree with Milton’s conclusions, but it is noticeably different than a lot of other big-city metro demographics.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

What? All I said was that he is probably going to say the m’s are racist. But I was kidding and the cubs comment was in reference to him saying cubs fans are racist when in fact they really are not because they idolize players who are not white. Granted there are racists everywhere. Milton decided to call them racist as opposed to realizing he sucked

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Sorry about that, I totally replied to you in error. It wasn’t you that made the comment about Ichiro at all.

That said: to imply that because Chicago has some players who are non-white and are loved by most fans therefore means that no racist fans exist isn’t an air-tight argument, by the rules of logic. I know you don’t really think that, because, as you said, “there are racists everywhere” (including the Ump who was suspended for using a racial slur against him in SD). Given that history, I don’t find it unfathomable that Milton may have indeed heard a race-based comment from one or two amongst the throngs at Wrigley and reacted strongly. But I don’t think that qualifies as an over-reaction. Why should he have to put up with that crap for 1 second? It seems he also took exception to the Chicago media. All I can say about that is all media outlets select articles that they think will sell copies/ads, not necessarily those that are the most fair and balanced. That’s why I don’t form my opinion based on anything but quoted material (which they have a legal obligation to be accurate with) from the player (or politician, actor, etc) or quoted material from another credible source with more knowledge of the details than I have.

paul_oneills_lovechild
4 years 3 months ago

“Let me guess he is going to say the mariners ate racist.”

I don’t know about you guys, but…I have absolutely no problem whatsoever if the Mariners eat racists. I actually prefer a tangy barbecue sauce and some roasted cauliflower when I prepare my racist…

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

It was supposed to be are racist. Auto correct on my phone decided to change it. My bad.

JKRedondo
4 years 3 months ago

@ Paul’s Lovechild. Thank you, thank you, for making the coffee come out my nose this morning. I needed a heartfelt guffaw in the middle of all this. (and a special thanks to you, JWSOX. Your typo made this all possible)

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

any time

paul_oneills_lovechild
4 years 3 months ago

I’m glad you got a kick out of the post…I just couldn’t let it go, bro

JKRedondo
4 years 3 months ago

absolutely. I would have jumped all over it. One of those you just can’t pass up. Fortunately, jwsox is laughing too.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

I wrote a post a while ago that never got published. Maybe it was the “jokingly” reference to you as a ” b@st@rd child” (see paul o’neils’s lovechild). Nothing meant by it.

Very funny post though. Are father beans and a nice chianti also on the menu?

paul_oneills_lovechild
4 years 3 months ago

I’m glad you liked it, my bro-in-arms…been a Yankees fan myself since ’81 (was 5 at the time). I don’t know about father beans…is that some kind of dish made out of racist dads?! But I always like me some fava beans and a nice chianti.

JacksTigers
4 years 3 months ago

You can eat a racist??

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

dahmer probably did at least once

Blue387
4 years 3 months ago

They go great with ketchup.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Funny that you mention Umps. The 2007 “controversy” that’s been stuck to Milton as “just another example of…” was started by an Ump using a racial slur against him, Milton went into a rage, had to be subdued by his coach, tore his ACL. SOON AFTER, MLB reviewed the tape, found the Ump DID INDEED use a racial slur, and suspended him. It’s all on record.

nzmrmn
4 years 3 months ago

That’s an eye popping headline. $9 million?

cjmsd
4 years 3 months ago

Padres should sign him to a minor league deal. I don’t think anyone puts them on their major league club.

leachim2
4 years 3 months ago

He was actually pretty good with the padres. Maybe it’d work again.

Chuck Norris
4 years 3 months ago

Thank you God , your far too kind.

Ben_Cherington
4 years 3 months ago

*you’re*

jhawk90
4 years 3 months ago

The Chicago Cubs are now on the clock.

jb226
4 years 3 months ago

This doesn’t even make sense. You can’t put more effort into your jabs than that?

jhawk90
4 years 3 months ago

Sorry – how ’bout:

Your move, Cubs.

4 years 3 months ago

he may as well retire because nobody will take a chance on him. even desperate teams wont go near this guy. We’ll see ya Bradley…

Guillermo Sanchez
4 years 3 months ago

He needs to join the Angels to complete the AL West round robin!

cookmeister
4 years 3 months ago

if anyone can calm this guy down it’s Scioscia. Wouldnt mind taking a fly and letting him play LF while Wells is on the DL.. if it doesn work out, just release him, no harm no foul

CrustyJuggler
4 years 3 months ago

It was time. Putting up with his mental issues just failed to be worthwhile if the dude doesn’t play D or hit worth a damn. Look for Peguero and Wilson to platoon LF for the foreseeable future. Gotta think that Saunders goes to Tacoma when Guti comes back as well. Saunders is a great glove guy but is lost at the plate right now.

Ben_Cherington
4 years 3 months ago

you could say that again!

CrustyJuggler
4 years 3 months ago

It was time. Putting up with his mental issues just failed to be worthwhile if the dude doesn’t play D or hit worth a damn. Look for Peguero and Wilson to platoon LF for the foreseeable future. Gotta think that Saunders goes to Tacoma when Guti comes back as well. Saunders is a great glove buy lost at the plate right now.

Tirameenlasbolas
4 years 3 months ago

I’m gonna go get the papers, get the papers.

4 years 3 months ago

This is an unfortunate (and sad), but expected turn of events. I was rooting for Milton to turn things around both on and off the field, but he just hasn’t played well enough to warrant a roster spot. If another team doesn’t pick him up on a minor league deal, I hope that his millions of dollars can afford him the opportunity to find a new passion in life. I wish Milton the best of luck, along with inner peace and happiness.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

How is it unfortunate and sad? He can’t hit or play defense the two things you have to do as a baseball player. And that’s not counting the fact that he is a bad person. He is crazy and thinks everyone else is to Blame for HIS, key words his, short comings. He has never once been called a good team mate and refuses to get help. He does not even deserve a minor league roster spot.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

“Hey, man. Can you give him a chance?” “If you knew him, you’d fall in love with him. He’s got a heart of gold. Please give my teammate a shot.” “I love the guy, if the world could open up Milton’s chest and look inside his heart, they would embrace him like we have embraced him. A lot of people see a picture of who they think he is.” “When you open up to someone and they open up to you, you get to see who they truly are. And I see a beautiful person.”

All quotes from teammate Mike Sweeney, widely regarded as one of the nicest human beings in the game.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

One person out of how many team mates?

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

You said “he has never once been called a good team mate”, you clearly didn’t do any research in advance of criticizing him, so it would appear you don’t know what you’re talking about.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Find me an actual quote from a teammate condemning him. I’m not trying to belabor the point, sorry, but if you look for the quoted material only, I think you’ll also encounter some of Milton’s own words, which, IMO, make him out to be a cerebral, emotional, thin-skinned person, scarred from a tough up-bringing (something he has in common with a lot of black players) and he’s talked mostly about wanting so bad to prove himself, repair the chip on his shoulder, and just be happy. I hate seeing a man like this singled out and hated on when there are other MLB players whose quoted words belie much lesser character.

4 years 3 months ago

I would think that 50 million in earnings would have toughened up that thin skin a bit

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Why, ’cause money buys happiness? If anything most people coming into money start to care LESS about what their fans think of them, I actually LIKE that Milton wasn’t affected that way.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

I’m sorry but money does buy happiness. Having money makes life easier thus happier.

InDickeyWeTrust
4 years 3 months ago

Hes a dirtbag and a non-stop troublemaker. Why wish him luck?

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

This comment displays empathy, compassion, AND an objective criticism of his on-the-field play, relating to the actual baseball news. You sir, are a gentleman.

Gumby65
4 years 3 months ago

…So, does he wind up on the next team Eric Wedge manages?

Blue387
4 years 3 months ago

I’m sure there’s a flood of calls from interested GM’s.

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
4 years 3 months ago

I heard at least 2 GMs from the Can-Am league want to know if he’ll sell hot dogs.

Blue387
4 years 3 months ago

I’m wondering who will be wearing the duck costume for the mascot of the Long Island Ducks.

4 years 3 months ago

Well, yeah, he can. But when people don’t tip, he smashes his hot dog carrier over their heads and then hides under the bleachers, seething about being misunderstood.

bomberj11
4 years 3 months ago

“Would you like a hot dog?”
“No thank you.”
“RACIST!”

InDickeyWeTrust
4 years 3 months ago

Remember when he was an all-star?

Lunchbox45
4 years 3 months ago

how bout an out field of Bradley, Milledge and Dukes?

bigpat
4 years 3 months ago

Not bad, but Nyjer Morgan deserves consideration as a fourth outfielder.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

The bad thing about this it is that the Nationals had Milledge, Dukes and Morgan.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Oh yeah, racism is clearly not an issue in America anymore. Just ask “your” president.

– Luke Scott

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

Milledge doesn’t belong on that list. He never beat anyone. He played hard. Most of all his issues were really silly like being a spoiled young athlete who didn’t “respect his elders” and for being in a rap video.

Even Morgan I think has been mischaractherized.

Duke on the other hand beats women. MB’s crap is well documented.

Would you include Brett Myers as the starting pitcher?

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

Your right – Milledge is just an attitude problem – he wants to be bad. Morgan pretty much the same – but has acted out more so Lastings. None of these guys are good clubhouse guys.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

@Lunchbox45
Ask yourself, if only 7-8% of all MLB players are black, and every single one of your examples of “bad clubhouse guys” are black – what is your selection criteria? Or do you truly think every other player in MLB is of better character?

EDIT: With apologies to ironnat, it was Lunchbox45 that originally selected these men as examples.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

Regardless of who selected these guys – what are your criteria? If 7-8% of MLB players are black do you ignore all other bad actors that are black after you have reached the 7-8% thresh hold? Is it a necessity to then find players to fill white or Hispanic quotas to assuage white guilt? Should Asian bad actors be included even if it is hard to find one? If you are black are you permitted to exceed the percentage of blacks in the league? Very, very complex issue. The fact is, however, that Bradley and Dukes are in a class by themselves – the other two are amateur cancers.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

PC Moment: Rugs are oriental….ppl from the Orient region are Asian.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

What are you talking about????????????? LOL

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

Did you edit your post because I would’ve sworn you refered to Asians as “Orientals”.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

Now you have to edit yours or people will wonder what you are talking about!!!!

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

I think you’ve shown your true colors enough for anyone to see on this thread. You’re just a hater, and not a very clever one I might add.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

You missed my point entirely. I’m saying if 100% of your “bad guys” are from a pool of “7-8%” total, what’s up with that? Do NO non-black players come to mind when you think of “clubhouse cancers”? Luke Scott, John Rocker, whoever. Not to mention Dukes is the only one of your “bad guys” that really did anything bad, the rest are just guilty of being black, or so it seems from your earlier words.

I don’t even understand the rest of this broken English, broken logic tirade. You should crack a book, son.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

You still must be talking to the wrong guy. John Rocker has been out of baseball for some time – Ty Cobb comes to mind – and conveniently for your point he was also a racist. In your mind Milton Bradley is probably a fine upstanding citizen – maybe it’s we are coming from different perspectives and his violent outburst and assaulting his wife is just a black thing that I just don’t understand. Two quick points – 1) most blacks, as most whites would, would agree that this is not normative or acceptable behavior and 2) the constant cry of racism is so 20th century – you need to get into an America that has elected a black president.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

The domestic violence case was dismissed. Innocent until proven guilty, I think that is an American value. Racism is our cultural heritage, if you read ANYTHING you’d see Obama’s presidency has drawn it out “in spades”.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

I wouldn’t even classify Milledge of being a bad charachter. There is very little hard evidence that he is. The vets on his team thought he walked around like his poop didn’t stink. Some White, Latino and Asian athletes are guilty of being the same,especially those at his age fresh out of HS or College where they were coddled by parents, teachers and coaches? So what he was in a music video with obscnene lyrics. Was it a bad choice? Sure? Does it make him as bad as the rappers or the rappers image portrayed in their music? Of course not. But what wedo not understand we usually try to destroy.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

“But what wedo not understand we usually try to destroy.” Very funny line – just more PC tripe.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

Yeah…no examples of ppl with counter cultures being at odds with each other because they simply don’t understand each others norms and cultures. Easier to try and destroy or convert than it is to understand, relate or tolerate.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

See that is where you are wrong – the vast, vast majority of people even if they don’t agree on anything, live in peace with each other. There are those that are perpetually angry, that believe that our cultural heritage is intrinsically evil and racist who try to stir up class or racial antagonism. I believe that is becoming increasingly less prevalent. That there is less people, as generations pass on, that feel the antagonisms and racial divides that were prevalent in past years is without a doubt. There are less and less that will be judging others through the prism of past hatreds. It is amazing how there are some that can judge another through several posts on a baseball rumor site. They of course know nothing of one’s character yet can prejudge someone. That sounds to me like prejudice. After all that is what prejudging is.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Or you’re just sheltered, possibly willfully ignorant. Also, it’s not pre-judgement if you hit the “REPLY” button to address someone’s comments. If you didn’t mean what you said literally, why say it? What’s your motivation? Anyone calling you on something you said regarding something they (and many others) take seriously is motivated by a sense of social injustice – is that so bad?

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

Social justice – are you serious? I marched in the sixties for social justice – for equality in job hiring, housing, educational opportunities etc. Defending Dukes and Bradley has nothing to do with social justice. It is the age old cry of racism to defend the indefensible. This is the kind of thing that has diluted the charge of racism to a joke. Racism is defending John Rocker because he is white and Dukes and Bradley because they are black.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

A black male is more than 3 times more likely to see time in prison than his white counterpart, 1 in 4 black males were, are, or will be in prison. Racism is much more subtle these days, and the institutionalized racism that leads to economic disparity, poorer quality education, and poorer legal representation hasn’t gone anywhere. The facts about the disproportionate number of black men in jail are not disputed, so you can identify the CAUSE as being either an expected byproduct of systematic discrimination, or inherent weakness of character in those black men. If you deny the first is true, what is YOUR explanation?

Or to keep in it baseball terms – 10-11% of the population is black. What percentage of team owners in baseball or any sport are black? 0% Why do YOU think that’s so?
If it’s all just alarmist nonsense to you, surely you have an alternate explanation.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

My comment above has 2 paragraphs. I’d like to title them:

1. The Land of the Free

2. The Land of Opportunity

See what I did there? See why some people are so angry and DO see it as social injustice?

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

There is also a disproportionate amount of violence in the black community and a disproportionate amount of good law abiding black families that are effected by that violence. Your defense of these two men is unconscionable. Racism is maybe more subtle, however, that does not excuse the defense in any way of violent behavior. Blacks are disproportionately effected by black violence – much more black on black violence then white on black violence. Racism is the issue – their behavior is indefensible, yet you defend them because they are black – that is racism.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

This thread is in direct response to your saying racism is a thing of the past, the only way your list of “bad guys” comes into play is that I see it as representational of the kind of media-friendly racism where one can safely criticize someone for looking like a “thug” – codeword for black, urban, youth. The fact that you don’t see a connection between institutionalized racism and violent behavior is akin to criticizing the rioters in LA in 1992 but not mentioning the Rodney King beatings. I defend Milton’s RIGHT to call racism if he sees it, not him or Duke’s actions off the field. I stand up for Milton because all I see here are a bunch of cowards picking on a man they wouldn’t have the courage to insult in person, joking about “thugs” in the outfield in an unchallenged atmosphere, just the kind of subtle racism that pervades the media. I defend black people NOT because I am black (I’m not), but because, again, they have less people sticking up for them than whites who have said or done just as much or more to deserve criticism. What are you getting out of this? If you really marched in the 60’s, it went “we shall overcome”, right. So now it’s “we overcame, now quit your bitching”? Now that there’s a black president, game over? We win? Please.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

There is nothing wrong with defending black people – very noble cause. It is defending those that bring disrepute to a community simply because they are black that is racism. Once again, those defending John Rocker could only be doing it because he was white. The was no excuse for what he said. Those people were racist. Defending these men simply because they are black is racism. Pure and simple.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

What did Milton Bradley do?

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

What did Nyjer Morgan do?

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

What did Lastings Milledge do?

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

See – this is where you try to change the subject. My original post mentioned that the Nationals had three of the four guys that the previous poster had mentioned. Lasting Milledge was nothing more than one of many immature young men that was thrown into the spotlight – they come in all colors. As to what the good citizen Bradley did – no one needs a recap. The man has anger problems and violent tendencies, which would be inexcusable in most people but in your eyes they are perfectly normal – because he is black. Sounds like racism to me – violence is violence – no excuses.

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

You haven’t answered a single one of my questions as I try to get at where you’re coming from, instead just calling “racist, racist, racist”. Sounds like willful ignorance to me. I never said I’m defending Dukes AT ALL, never said I was defending Milton BECAUSE he was black. You can go back and read for yourself – I haven’t edited my comments to cover myself. You think I’m a racist because I’m calling you out.

You dismissed an earlier commenter as “the PC Police”, edited your own comment calling Asian people “Oriental”, and laughed it off, and took part in a “good’olboy” exchange about 3 other black men on a thread that was non on the subject of “angry black men”. AND you claim at the same time to have marched in the 60’s for social justice. Doesn’t jive.

4 years 3 months ago

 Wow, the width of these is getting tiny.

Lunchbox45
4 years 3 months ago

thats what she said  

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

I’m not defending Dukes at all, I’m calling you and the others out for randomly adding Dukes, Morgan, and Milledge into a conversation about Milton Bradley. If it’s because you were thinking this was an article about black men in baseball, it wasn’t. It was a subtly racist association to even mention them.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

You never responded to me regarding Rocker – were people who defended what Rocker said because he was a white guy racist. If they were racists why aren’t you a racist for defending Dukes and Bradley over indefensible behavior simply because they are black?

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Like I said already, I never, not once, said anything in defense of Dukes. Bradley has not actually done anything, he’s just an “angry black man”. Same mistake you guys made with Milledge and Morgan. Bradley’s domestic abuse case was dismissed, his fight with in SD was confirmed by MLB to have been initiated by a racial slur used by the UMP in the game, and that ump was suspended, Milton was not. IT IS ACCUSING SOMEONE FALSELY OF VIOLENCE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK THAT IS RACISM. Defending them against that accusation is social justice.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

Yes Bradley is a good upstanding citizen – no violence just morally justified anger. I never once accused him of being violent because he is black – he is violent and angry regardless of his race. You are the one that keeps going back to his race and defending him. How many chances did this man get – did all these teams dump him because he was black? He’s a bad actor period. If you feel that he is so because he is black that is racism. If you excuse him because he is black that is racist. Maybe you should just try judging him by the content of his character. How does he come out on that score?

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

I don’t speak for Area510 and I wasn’t defending Bradley or Duke. However, if you can’t accept the not so subtle way that ppl lump Morgan and Milledge into the examples of “bad guys” then I’m not sure what to say to you. No one mentions Myers, no one mentions Buchholz? Who even mentions Bobby Cox and his domestic violence charges? He wasn’t even suspended by MLB!

Not everything is racist. But what is, let’s not hide from it. Calling someoen “thuggish” because they have corn-rows….is racist.

Morgan being called a thug after getting into a baseball brawl after being hit once and then thrown at the next at bat and doing what hundreds of others have done has a tinge of racism./

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

When did I call Morgan and Milledge bad guys, when did I mention cornrows and equate it with the word thug – when did I use the word thug? When did I call Morgan a thug? Why is this being addressed to me? When all is said and done it is easier to try and destroy or convert than it is to understand, relate or tolerate.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

Why do ppl speek in absolutes as if everyone in the world thinks in sync? I never said that EVERYONE is against each other. What I did say is that there are plenty of examples where ppl are against each other and violate one anothers right to live as they wish simply because they don’t understand, relate or tolerate each others differences. The most glaring has to do with Middle Easterners and their relations with Jews and most of the Western world and it’s not a one sided dispute.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

“Yeah…no examples of ppl with counter cultures being at odds with each
other because they simply don’t understand each others norms and
cultures. Easier to try and destroy or convert than it is to understand,
relate or tolerate.”

So why was this addressed to me?

Area510
4 years 3 months ago

Actually this all started (6 hours ago) with a mistake I made – I wrote:

“@Lunchbox45

Ask yourself, if only 7-8% of all MLB players are black,
and every single one of your examples of “bad clubhouse guys” are black –
what is your selection criteria? Or do you truly think every other
player in MLB is of better character?

EDIT: With apologies to ironnat, it was Lunchbox45 that originally selected these men as examples.

I immediately realized I replied to you in error, who had only replied in turn to the originator of the mini-thread about “How about an outfield of Bradley, Milledge and Dukes”…I clearly changed the “addressee” and added an EDIT including an apology to you before you replied to me. When you did reply to me it began, “Regardless of who made the selection…” and you joined the conversation of your own free will. I was accusing Lunchbox (on behalf of Milton Bradley) of a making a racist association with those other players because they have nothing else in common with Milton Bradley except being black and having a bad public image. And you launched into a tirade about how racism is “so 20th century”…and on…and on…and on. TRUCE.

I want to apologize for losing my cool, mostly because it’s so counterproductive. I was trying (at first) to have a more exploratory Q&A with you, but we both quickly devolved into name calling and making reactionary assumptions. I truly am sorry. Got mad, only human.

ironnat
4 years 3 months ago

These are very emotional topics that easily can have much read into them. That is unfortunately the state of race relations today. I accept your apology and offer mine as well.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

And Bobby cox as the manager?

AJCBE
4 years 3 months ago

Managed by Jose Offerman?

jhawk90
4 years 3 months ago

Pitching coach John Rocker

ellisburks
4 years 3 months ago

Hitting coach and History teacher Carl Everett.

4 years 3 months ago

So now a team can have both troublemakers…Bradley and Silva for league minimum.

After his effort yesterday Im not surprised. His throw to the plate yesterday was 25′ left of the plate and the sight of him “jumping” in the area of a fly ball at the wall only to miss it by 15′ was priceless.

They can write the article right now about how MB files bankruptcy and has to sell his home and cars to pay his back taxes

TartanElk
4 years 3 months ago

He’s still gonna make board games, right? RIGHT?!?! I NEED TO OCCUPY MY WEEKEND!

Ray R
4 years 3 months ago

Upcoming headline: “Milton Bradley, former ML All-Star & 1st team head case, signs with the Newark Bears of the IL”

Jeremy Johnson
4 years 3 months ago

oh my both Bradley and Langerhans are thank god at least the callups cant do any worse