Surprise! Milton Bradley Arrested in California

I would hope by now that most of you are well aware of the fact that Milton Bradley is a bit of a loose cannon. In fact, he's what many would consider a total nut job. He's like five beers short of a six pack. One stamp short of postal. About four cents short of a nickel. You get the idea.

In case you would like some back story, here is a neat little timeline of all the crazy crap he's done. We had quite a bit of fun putting that together last Spring. Actually, it took forever.

Anyway, he's at it again. Allegedly. According to Los Angeles police, Bradley was arrested at 10:40am Tuesday at his residence in Encino, California for making "criminal threats" pursuant to California Penal Code 442, which involves threatening to kill or injure someone. Yikes.

Apparently, a woman called the police a little before 9:00am and told them a man had threatened her. That man ended up being the Seattle Mariners troubled outfielder. Bradley was held on $50,000 bail but released after paying it. His next court date is set for February 8... we can't wait to see who he blames for this one.

Seriously, if Milton Bradley threatened to do me any harm, I'd definitely call the cops. The guy is straight loony toons.

We'll update this story as we hear more.

[Mariners Blog]


shannon said...

Yeah, he's definitely a few nuts short of a squirrel. I'm surprised that MLB has tolerated his shenanigans for this long.

Cookie said...

Not a shocker at all. When is that guy gonna learn??

Megs said...

Nice Shannon. I'd like to think he's a sandwich or two short of a picnic basket.

shannon said...

@Megs: Nice! I may need to borrow (read: steal) that analogy.

@Cookie: Forget when Milton is gonna learn. When is MLB gonna learn to stop coddling him and boot him from the league for his on- and off-field behavior?

Bassmaster said...

As my grandmother would say, "What a fruitcake!"

shannon said...

The Seattle Times is reporting that the Mariners can void Bradley's contract since there is a morality clause in MLB's contracts. However, the MLB Players' Association can—and has—filed grievances when these voids happen. The cases are usually settled with the player getting cut and being paid less than what he had left on his contract at the time it was voided.

It will be interesting to see what the Mariners decide to do and how the MLBPA reacts to it.

Sooze said...

Thanks for the update Shannon! It definitely will be interesting to see how the Mariners handle him from here on out.

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