Milton Bradley Is No Kanye West

Gene ZarnickCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2010

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 10:  Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners runs to first base during a Spring Training game against the Texas Rangers on March 10, 2010 at Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

New team, same antics; it seems like a revolving cycle for Milton Bradley wherever he goes.  A baseball player with one all star selection in ten years of play doesn't put you into the talented category in my book.

Milton Bradley is no Kanye West. Kanye West has talent.  

The problem with Mr. Bradley is that he wants to play the bad guy part in the movie, but he doesn't understand the role.  Bad guys are dominate, essential characters that we care about. Milton Bradley is neither essential nor someone we care about.  Milton's like the bad guy’s sixth best friend who kills one person and now he thinks he should be the new man on the totem pole.  As we've seen before, that guy never makes it too far before either the good guy gets him or the real bad guy gets him.

Bradley isn't even a good actor; we see what he's trying to do.  How blatantly obvious is it that he's trying to portray himself as Mr. Me Against the World?  We've seen the shtick on the seven previous teams he was on and now he expects us to believe it in Seattle?

Last week, Bradley was ejected from two out of three Spring training games for his new team the Seattle Mariners.  You ask him if he should've been ejected and he'd tell you that they were both unjust.

It's amazing that someone who can see the faults in so many other things can't see them in himself. I guess that's just how these types of people are though.

Every sport, every story, every movie needs a bad guy, but Milton Bradley is not that.  The bad guys are the players’ people hate, but the ones they fear.  They're Barry Bonds, the New York Yankees, the Duke Blue Devils, or even Sidney Crosby.  Some of the bad guys or teams in sports do it the right way and are hated because of it.  Others do it the wrong way and are hated because it.  The common factor amongst all the hate is that these players or teams are successful and that's part of hating.

Milton Bradley is no Kanye West.  At least Kanye West takes his L's and turns it into successful music.  Bradley can't seem to do the same in baseball.

Sorry to burst your bubble Milton, but you're not the bad guy of baseball.  You're just the loser.