Milton Bradley's Meltdowns Aren't a Game Any More

Justice HillCorrespondent IMay 6, 2010

SEATTLE - APRIL 14:  Milton Bradley #15 of the Seattle Mariners bats against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field on April 14, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Two things I can count on in life: The sun will eventually come up -- even in my chronically overcast hometown of Cleveland -- and Milton Bradley will jump off the deep end again.

The latest in the decade-long saga of "Game Boy" unfolded yesterday in Seattle, his new place of residence, when Bradley asked the Mariners to help him deal with the "stress" in his life. 

His decision to seek help came after he had another Milton Bradley moment. He balked at manager Don Wakamatsu's decision to bench him Tuesday night in the sixth inning.

Like Elvis, Bradley left the building.

His is an old, tired performance, played out earlier with teams in Montreal, Cleveland, Los Angeles, San Diego, suburban Dallas and Chicago. He has worn out his welcome everywhere he has put on a uniform. Yet team after team thought it could harness Bradley's rage and turn it into a star.