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Milton Bradley Is A Rock, Milton Bradley Is An Island

I don't particularly like to discuss Milton Bradley. I'm among those who believe that the outfielder's controversy filled time in Chicago is best forgotten, and that to discuss him is to give attention to bad behavior. But sometimes I have to break my own rules. This is one of those times.

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Bradley spoke with an ESPN.com writer on the counseling he recently received and his return to the Seattle lineup. In discussing why he didn't undergo such counseling while a Cub, Bradley said,

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"I wanted to take some time out, get my thoughts together, and just speak to someone and get an understanding from somebody unbiased," Bradley said. "But you can't really do that in Chicago. There's just too much going on."

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Really? In a city as large as Chicago, there was no suitable counselor for Bradley to talk to about his anger management issues? Oh that's probably because everyone in Chicago is racist, right?

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Look, I'm glad Bradley is finally getting some help, since he's clearly got issues to deal with. But his statement that he didn't get help in Chicago because he was unable to is, like so many other things he's said about this city, completely absurd.