No surprises from Milton Bradley during his return to Chicago–this time on the South Side as a member of the Seattle Mariners.
As expected, Milton threw some more blows at the city…ripped the fans…ripped the Cubs…ripped the media…and of course…sat out the game due to injury.
Some things, as they say, never change!
I’ve pasted some quotations from M.B. below…make of it what you will.
- On the difference playing in Seattle vs. Chicago: “The people and the media, because I’ve never had 10 people with a camera in my face in Seattle,” he said. “This is about baseball. That’s what we’re trying to do. It’s not about everything else. You know everywhere else, it’s about everything else, a story.”
- “In Seattle, they care about winning baseball.”
- “When you are making a lot of money and the organization is going to go in another direction, that’s what they do. Anytime you get traded, it’s because somebody wants you, not because somebody doesn’t want you.”
- “As a black man playing this game, I just don’t feel like…you know, the majority of the media is middle-aged white guys, so I don’t think you can accurately construe what I have to say, or portray me as who I am, because you don’t know. You don’t know where I come from, nobody has ever asked those questions. They just see what they see. I never carried a gun; I never hurt anybody, but I am made out to be something I’m not. I’m a nerd. I graduated with a 3.7 (grade average) from high school. I got 1120 on my SAT. I play scrabble on my phone with (Seattle pitcher) Shawn Kelly in the bullpen. This is stuff people don’t know. I’m as non-violent, non-threatening as they come.”