You're having a perfectly pleasant morning, sipping your coffee and enjoying a bagel and cream cheese and then you see it. Your favorite team is about to sign Pacman Jones. It's the same feeling fans in Seattle got when they saw the Mariners had traded their souls for the promise of a few RBIs with Milton Bradley (only substitute 'triple-shot, no-foam, extra-hot skinny hazelnut latte' for 'coffee' on the menu). There are some players you just don't want.
Bradley was back in the news for the wrong reasons Tuesday, when he reportedly exited Safeco Field in a huff after he was pulled from the lineup after striking out twice as the cleanup hitter for a team that can't score.
And now the Bengals, who already signed a guy in Matt Jones with more baggage than career touchdowns, are on the verge of adding the guy arguably most synonymous with NFL bad behavior? As you breathe a sigh of relief it's not your team plagued by these guys, who would you least want to wake up and find on your roster? Rank 'Em.
So when does the countdown start on the Mariners releasing Milton Bradley? Before or after Memorial Day?
Alan, If Milton messes this up, he might be looking for a job in the Atlantic League. He's got a great manager, sympathetic fan base, relatively low-stress media environment, and a club filled with guys who are supportive. Even if he can't hit, nobody else on that team can hit, either. All he has to do is keep his mouth shut and try hard. So far that's been a challenge. Full transcript
love this [Jones] move anyone who has not had a early slip in life is a bore who has no personality by now maturity has set in glad i didnt have old squares watching my every move(arent you guys... nerds dont answer) in the navy and college 17-24 was rough for me 2 and im better 4 it” -- bigghago22
Hey!!! Welcome back Bengals! I knew you couldn't stand to see the Steelers getting all the bad press.” -- cityofrain11