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Milton Bradley threatened to kill his wife

Oct 14, 2011, 5:59 AM EDT

FILE: Seattle Designates Milton Bradley For Assignment Getty Images

Details of Milton Bradley’s September 27th arrest have come to light and they’re not pretty.

According to TMZ, which has obtained the request for a restraining order filed by Monique Bradley after the arrest, Milton Bradley threatened her with a baseball bat and picked up a photo of a gun and told her “this is the gun that I’m going to kill you with.” She said that Bradley has been “emotionally and physically abusive” throughout their marriage and that “I am very fearful that he will … try to harm or even kill me.”

Monique Bradley has her restraining order. The next hearing in the case is October 25.

  1. canowack - Oct 14, 2011 at 6:10 AM

    That guy should’ve been in the looney bin long before this even happened!

  2. cktai - Oct 14, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    West coast bias.

  3. baseballstars - Oct 14, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    She would be the first thing Milton had hit with a baseball bat in years.

    • motherscratcher23 - Oct 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM

      That is so effing wrong. Awesome, but wrong.

      You should be ashamed of yourself.

      And proud.

      • baseballstars - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:29 PM

        I just wanted to take the opportunity to denigrate what a former President would have justly called a “major league a–hole.”

  4. proudlycanadian - Oct 14, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    This is a very serious charge. I wonder if Seattle or MLB can now suspend him without pay?

    • bigleagues - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:30 PM

      Despite it’s inherent believability, it’s still alleged.

      It’s really tough to say what their options are. Neither Angel Villalona nor Alfredo Simon offer like cases to act as a guideline.

      If I had to guess though, I’d Bradley is fudged.

    • jdillydawg - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:31 PM

      That would be great. Would free up about $12 to attract someone else. The Mariners are headed one of two places: another city or Dodger-land, as in bankruptcy – unless the owners pony up some more cash.

      And I hope they do, cuz I’ve already watched one pro franchise leave this town (not that I miss the Sonics) but I sure would hate to lose the M’s.

    • jwbiii - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

      His contract is up. He’s been a free agent since the Mariners released him in mid-May. No team wanted to pay him the prorated minimum for the rest of the season. This incident won’t improve his marketability.

  5. btwicey - Oct 14, 2011 at 7:45 AM

    Sigh, oh the power of the human mind.

  6. presidentmiraflores - Oct 14, 2011 at 7:50 AM

    Craig, I’m not a lawyer like yourself, but it seems to me that in filing an application for a restraining order against Milton Bradley, one should not have to go into anymore detail than to point out that it is being filed against Milton Bradley. “Say no more,” says the judge.

    Also, it sounds like he’s been hanging out with Elijah Dukes, regarding the picture of a gun business.

    Good for his wife that she’s trying to get out of a terrible situation. Let’s hope this jerk doesn’t kill her before she can.

  7. Jonny 5 - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    I’d like to be shocked at this news. But then again I’d also like to be rooting for the Phillies to win the NLCS as well. So there’s that. I’d also like it if Mrs. Bradley gets half of his money and then sues him for the other half.

    • jimbo1949 - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM

      0 points for creativity in linking this thread to the Phils. I might have gone with the Brett Myers angle if that were my wont.

      • Jonny 5 - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:27 PM

        nice try…… I was making a point that you can’t always get what you want. With a damn fine example of it imo.

  8. robinyount19 - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM

    Hmm…Milton Bradley is an abusive psychopath with anger issues? How did no one see this coming?

    And in other news, water has been determined to be wet.

    • orangeflh - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:22 AM

      I know of at least 3 stat geeks that can PROVE to you that water is not wet.

  9. Francisco (FC) - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:19 AM

    Well… that can’t be good.

    • Old Gator - Oct 14, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      Perhaps they’re referring to Ice-9.

  10. stinkfist5 - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    She must be an idiot herself…why would she be with a lunatic like him anyway?

    • koufaxmitzvah - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM

      I consider you the savant of idiots.

    • jdillydawg - Oct 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM

      Same reason the M’s hired him?

  11. purnellmeagrejr - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:34 AM

    You can’t shoot someone with a picture of a gun – any more than you can get nourishment from eating a picture of an apple.

    • WhenMattStairsIsKing - Oct 14, 2011 at 3:45 PM

      It’s the implied threat, Einstein.

      • purnellmeagrejr - Oct 14, 2011 at 4:14 PM

        what’s implied mean? Is it like sarcasm?

  12. bigleagues - Oct 14, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    In 1999, Milton “Not-a-Bored-Game” Bradley hit one of the greatest Home Runs no one ever saw – his team down 11-9, Bottom of the 9th, 2-Out, full count, in the decisive 5th Game Eastern League Championship Series . . . Bradley grooves a 3-2 Fastball in pouring rain for the walk-off game winning Granny.

    Prior to that at-bat he had gone 0-4 with 4 K’s. Bradley was a major shit-talker, but he was very quiet that day.

    I saw him play about a dozen times in 1999, and his ceiling was about as high as it could be . . . yet everyone seemed to realize he seemed a tad looney.

    As he trotted around the bases (sideways) he flipped the both birds to every member of the opposing team. “How you like that?! Woooo!” I think he even blew some kisses their way.

    As you can see he was always keepin it classy :-\

    This story is beyond sad.

  13. citifieldurinal - Oct 14, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    For all we know, this could have been the photo of the gun. Maybe Milton’s been watching too much Wizard of Oz.

    • jimeejohnson - Oct 14, 2011 at 9:04 PM

      “Nice” (say like South Park Dads on teacher/Ike episode)!

  14. thefalcon123 - Oct 14, 2011 at 9:37 AM

    Isn’t it nice to know Milton Bradley wouldn’t have committed a crime in he were living in Topeka, Kansas?

    Your move, Arizona.

    • thefalcon123 - Oct 14, 2011 at 9:41 AM

      EDIT: Topeka has now decided prosecute *some* domestic violence cases, possibly due to discovering they were going for the title of biggest scumbags in the world.

      • Old Gator - Oct 14, 2011 at 10:20 AM

        They will also no doubt continue to substitute biblical fairy tales for evolution in their science classes.

      • mcs7584 - Oct 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM

        If God gave the world an enema, he’d stick the hose in Topeka.

      • jimeejohnson - Oct 14, 2011 at 9:06 PM

        18 thumbs down on evolution! Hee-ha! No wonder we had 8 years of “Lil” Bush!

  15. pisano - Oct 14, 2011 at 10:38 AM

    There’s a prison cell waiting for Milton and Carl Everett, hopefully they’ll be able to put them together and they can beat on each other and the loser becomes the prison bitch, one can only hope.

  16. cmb79 - Oct 14, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    This guy needs help. Seriously.

  17. mgp1219 - Oct 14, 2011 at 1:44 PM

    Th redsox will trade for him.

  18. jason9696 - Oct 14, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    Allegedly Milton Bradley is a piece of sh!t.

  19. jimsjam33 - Oct 15, 2011 at 1:24 AM

    This is a guy who would of been doing a lot of prison time if it wasn’t for baseball stepping in and giving him an opportunity . He has a loose screw and it’s only a matter of time before he’s behind bars for good .

  20. mlblogsrichroehl - Oct 15, 2011 at 11:01 AM

    When I read the first sentence, at first I thought that it said “he had been arrested for the 27th time”.

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