Come to Think of It: Don't Go Away Mad, Milton Bradley, Just Go Away

Bob Warja@@bobwarjaSenior Writer IAugust 28, 2009

HOUSTON - APRIL 06:  Milton Bradley #21 of the Chicago Cubs flips over after missing a fly ball against the Houston Astros on Opening Day on April 6, 2009 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  The Cubs defeated the Astros 4-2.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

“I’m talking about hatred, period. I’m talking about when I go to eat at a restaurant. I’ve got to listen to the waiters badmouthing me at another table, sitting in a restaurant. That’s what I’m talking about. Everything.”

You are a tool, Milton Bradley. Fans aren't booing you because you are black; they are booing you because you are BAD. And not bad as in "baaaaad," but bad as in you suck.

Sure, you're starting to hit now, but it's too little, too late.

When you combine the lousy first half of the season with his crazy antics and his vitriol toward fans, you can't help but wish the man would just go directly out of Chicago. Don't pass Go, don't collect the money; just get the hell out of town and never come back.

Look, are some Cubs fans racist? Of course, just like some percentage of all Americans are racist. Likewise, I'm sure there is an extremely small percentage of Cubs fans who are Satan worshipers. But don't paint us all with that same broad brush.

It has been an equal opportunity hate-fest for jerks and lousy players in Chicago. There have been plenty of white and Hispanic players who have been ridden hard over the years at Wrigley Field. Todd Hundley...Ryan Dempster (the closer)...Sammy Sosa after the cork incident...the list goes on.

I really think there is something seriously wrong with Bradley. Waiters? He is paranoid. Meanwhile, keep in mind that even paranoids have real enemies.

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Yes, we don't like him, but it's not because of the color of his skin. After all, the player known as "Mr. Cub" is a black man.

Whether you release him, trade him, eat his entire salary or part of it—whatever Jim Hendry has to do to admit his mistake and get Bradley the hell away from here...well, that's just what has to be done.

I can't envision any scenario where he comes back to the Cubs next season. Hell, he even said he "prays" that games don't go into extra innings so that he can go home after nine innings.

I wonder if that thought occurred to Bradley when he came to bat with the tying run on base in the ninth inning on Thursday.

You feel hatred? Well, give us specific examples, or HOW ABOUT JUST SHUTTING THE HELL UP FOR A CHANGE?

I don't know why Hendry couldn't see what many of us Cubs fans could see with this guy, but it is what it is, and it's time to cut bait and let this stinky fish off the hook so he can troll in someone else's waters.

Bradley, your accusations are offensive to Cubs fans. It's time to dispense with the politically correct talk and just man up and admit the man is a clubhouse cancer who needs to be eradicated.

The sooner the better, come to think of it.


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