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Milton Bradley suspended for one game for Saturday night argument

May 3, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

Milton Bradley, Gerry Davis

On Saturday, Milton Bradley was ejected for an animated argument with umpire Todd Tichenor following what appeared to be a blown call by Tichenor involving a play at first with Miguel Olivo. After his ejection — which was based on whatever he said to Tichenor — Bradley had to be restrained by Mariners’ third base coach Jeff Datz as he went after second base ump Gerry Davis, pictured to the right.

Today Major League Baseball meted out justice: a one-game suspension and a fine in an undisclosed amount. Bradley has appealed the suspension so, if it is held up, it will be served at a later date.  This is Milton Bradleys 1,343,439th suspension in his major league career (estimated).

Meanwhile, no one has been suspended for driving drunk in baseball this year.

  1. Jack Marshall - May 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Good to know those anger management classes are working out for Milton…

    • fanoredsox - May 4, 2011 at 6:23 AM

      They are working. He didn’t break his knee this time. I bet it sucks being his wife. I mean if his teammates always have to restrain him, who restrains him at home?

  2. Jonny 5 - May 3, 2011 at 4:27 PM

    No, that was a blown call for sure. But Bradley is still too stupid to keep his mouth shut so he get’s his “medicine”. All of the history he has, as well as the history of umps just tossing guys for calling them on them doing a crappy job, tells you to keep your mouth shut. Or pay the price.

  3. cur68 - May 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    So lets see;
    Ballplayer driving drunk: Check.
    Milton Bradley thrown out of a game and fined for abusing the umpires: Check
    Derek Jeter shows signs of aging: Check
    Acrimonious political debate involving Curt Schilling saying something stupid: Check

    Ahhh yes. Another baseball season is well underway.

    • bigharold - May 3, 2011 at 5:48 PM


    • raysfan1 - May 4, 2011 at 1:00 AM

      – Curt Schilling, 3 May 2011
      …or, perhaps this is what Bradley said to the ump?
      Craig, +1000 for that line in yesterday’s Schilling vs Rivera post. Would’ve said so yesterday but the birther twins took over that thread unfortunately.

  4. ngearhart1981 - May 3, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    God help Bradley if he ever drives drunk.

    • Alex K - May 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM

      Baseball won’t do anything about it. It’s not like his reputation can get worse.

  5. pisano - May 3, 2011 at 5:20 PM

    Come on people you all know the establishment is picking on Milton.

  6. deathmonkey41 - May 4, 2011 at 9:43 AM

    It was an absolutely awful call with the ump looking right at it- reminded me of how that ump ripped that no-hitter away from that Detroid pitcher. I’m not a Bradley fan or Mariners fan, but being thrown out of the game was enough. Why do you need to suspend him for another game? And BTW, when are they going to start suspending umps for making calls that bad? If he had another 5K in his bank account after that game, I wouldn’t be surprised.

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