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‘How Soon Is Now’ For Milton Bradley?

Outfielder Milton Bradley has asked for help from the Seattle Mariners in dealing with issues related to managing his stress, a problem which appeared to reach a boiling point earlier this week when he left the stadium during a game after getting benched in the 7th inning. Obviously, this isn’t the first time Bradley has had “issues,” but by asking for help, perhaps this could serve as a turning point in the mercurial ballplayer’s career.

But most of all, Milton Bradley wants everybody to know that he recognizes that the Mariners realize that he is, more than anything, a human being.

Via Chicago Breaking Sports:

Bradley sent ESPN’s Colleen Dominguez a message saying, “Any reports that I said I’m packing up and leaving are 100 percent fabricated. … I’m with an organization of people that I trust have my best interest in mind and have never passed judgment. I’m a human being first to them.”

You shut your mouth. How can you say Milton’s gone about things the wrong way? He is human and he needs to be loved. Just like everybody else does.

Yes, I will use a reference to The Smiths every available opportunity and invoke my right to do so without guilt or shame. You know, instead of debating the merits of the musicianship of Morrissey and Johnny Marr and the appropriateness of the reference, maybe we should simply hope for the best for Milton Bradley. Although I am concerned he’s already waited too long, and all of his hope is gone.

You know what? Just to spite you naysayers, I uploaded “How Is Soon Is Now?” after the jump. That’ll teach you to question my authority!

Bradley: ‘I’m a human being first’ to Mariners [Chicago Breaking Sports]