Baseball season is still two weeks away from us, but that hasn’t stopped newly acquired Mariner Milton Bradley from getting a quick start to some old habits.
No, I’m not talking about throwing a ball into the stands with two outs, silly. I’m talking about getting ejected from baseball games before the regular season even gets started.
Milt Cool has already been given the heave-ho from two spring training games — in a row, mind you — which is pretty amazing when you consider that no one should really be arguing about anything during spring training. The only people who are supposed to stress at all in March are the guys fighting to avoid starting the year in Triple-A. Then again, this is the guy who once tore his ACL arguing with an ump. (I don’t care if the ump clearly egged him on in that incident, it still happened).
Seattle fancies itself a playoff contender after getting Cliff Lee in the offseason, but as last year displayed, there’s nothing like having Milton in your clubhouse to destroy any chemistry your team hoped to have. Oh wait, that was just the fault of racist Cubs fans. Milton’s attitude has nothing to do with it. Just like these two ejections.
In fairness to Milton Bradley, the above photo was taken several teams and ejections ago and is not a reflection of his most recent actions.