Posts Tagged ‘Milton Bradley

08
Jun
09

Mike Winters’ Mouth Needs to Be Washed With Soap

Umpire Mike Winters likes to talk a bit of a blue steak. He’s the umpire who 2 years ago angered Milton Bradley by telling him to “shut the fuck up and play the game,” Bradley complained that Winters was “treating him like a piece of shit,” and Winters told Bradley that he was “fucking piece of shit.” Bradley went after him and tore his own ACL in the process. Oops. Also, in 1998 apparently Winters told Charlie Hayes to “go fuck himself” when arguing balls and strikes which made HAYES go crazy. Clearly Winters is a people person.

So, it’s fair to say that Winters likes telling players to go fuck themselves. This video, captured from Saturday’s Dodgers/Phillies game features Matt Kemp getting a called third strike and then complaining to Winters about the call. Winters, thanks to the Fox microphones can clearly be heard telling Kemp that no, in fact he isn’t “fucking kidding.” Fun!

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16
Jun
08

What Willie Randolph Should Expect Today

Willie Randolph’s Damoclean adventure seems to be coming to an end, and none too soon.

“These are our coaches today. I think we’re not playing up to our potential. I always leave room to evaluate things.” Those are the less-than-encouraging words of Mets GM Omar Minaya after the Mets split a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers yesterday.

And this is what Willie should expect from Omar later today:

Especially since, according to news reports from the New York Daily News, Omar Minaya has received permission from the owners of the Mets, the Wilpons, to fire Willie and Rick Peterson and to have Jerry Manuel take over as manager.

I just hope the Wilpons saved a little of that firing sauce for Omar Minaya too.

And just to help out the poor Mets fans who have been suffering so recently, here’s some video from when Josh Hamilton, Milton Bradley, Ian Kinsler, Michael Young and Ryan Rupe decided to turn the infield tarp into a giant slip-and-slide during the rain delay and of Saturday’s game.

22
Apr
08

Maybe Not One for Milton Bradley’s Hall of Fame Audition

I understand that Milton Bradley is a significantly better athlete than I am, he is capable of agility and grace, and that he has accomplished many things at the major league level. However, Monday was not one of those outings.

Embarassing! I wonder what his competitors would say sarcastically to him after such a misplay…

I can just watch that over and over and over, it’s hilarious to me. And I do agree with Buck Showalter, it does indeed look bad. He just crumples in abject horror, justifiably so, scorched cow skin raining randomly from the sky, that’s something most people would want nothing to do with. (On a tangential note, I’m glad to see Buck Showalter back on Baseball Tonight, he gives much better analysis than any other manager they’ve had on recently and was missed.)

That was not all for the bizarre outfield plays this Monday, secret pen-pals Corey Hart and Ryan Ludwick combined together to make two of the stranger plays of the evening. First, there was Corey Hart going for an easy liner off the white-hot bat of Ludwick,

now, to be fair, Corey did just miss a great catch and then banged into the wall pretty hard earlier in the game, so while he should have caught this ball, I’m not going to hold it totally against him for being uneasy about the wall again.

But wait, there’s more! Ryan Ludwick felt bad, he didn’t want to have Hart go home feeling bad about himself, he just knew it would be reflected in an angry IM message later, so he figured he’d do a little something to put the hop back into Corey’s step. With Corey at bat Ludwick charged in on a dropping liner and–

Indeed that is nasty. Strange day out here at Windswept fields

ed. to add:

Great, so MLB took down the videos. Sweet, thanks MLB. I can see why you’d want to take down any ways for the fans to possibly enjoy the game outside of MLB.com. After all, why utilize the millions of users on Youtube, I mean, they don’t matter at all right. Sigh. I’ll try and see about getting them back up. Blame MLB.

I apologize for the shitty screengrabs but they’re the best I can do… it kinda works…




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