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On The Milton Bradley ESPN Interview

(Discussed here in a fanshot, and elsewhere by Drayer)

Milton Bradley generates opinions. Milton Bradley generates opinions more than he generates runs, and he generates a lot of runs. By now, most baseball fans have formed their own opinions of Milton Bradley, and this is evident whenever Bradley finds himself in the news. Something done or said by Milton Bradley is treated differently than something done or said by another player, because it's Milton Bradley, and, well, we all know about Milton Bradley, don't we?

Bradley finds himself in the news again today on the heels of an interview with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez. It's an interview that, of course, covers his bad experience in Chicago (because who wants to talk about 2010 anyway?), and it's an interview that's generated a lot of negative feedback across the board, from the Internet, from Jim Hendry, and from people in between.

I'm not going to tell you what to think about the interview. That's not my place. How you respond to something like this is completely a matter of opinion. All I'm going to say is that, if you want to talk about Bradley's interview with ESPN, please watch the video. Watch the interview. Don't read about it. Words leave a lot out, a lot of things that are plainly evident when you actually watch people talk to each other.

Watch the interview. If you're anything like me, you'll come away with a much stronger opinion of Colleen Dominguez than Milton Bradley.

Update: After watching and re-watching over and over again, I'm not as turned off by Dominguez's approach as I was earlier on. However, Dominguez isn't the story here. The story is Bradley, and how he handles himself against that line of questioning.