posted on Sep, 29 2004 @ 07:17 PM
sounds like mr Bradley has a lot of growing up to do...this is gonna hurt the dodgers
Bradley suspended for rest of regular season
By JOHN NADEL, AP Sports Writer
September 29, 2004
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley was suspended for the rest of the regular season by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day
after a bottle-throwing tantrum during a win over Colorado.
Los Angeles leads the NL West by three games over San Francisco with five games left. Unless appealed, the penalty was set to start for Wednesday
night's game against the Rockies at Dodger Stadium.
Bradley also was fined an undisclosed amount by Bob Watson, baseball's vice president of on-field operations. Earlier this season, Bradley was
suspended for four games after throwing a bag of balls onto the field following an ejection.
Bradley was hitting .267 with 19 home runs and 67 RBIs in his first season with Los Angeles. His temper was one of the reasons Cleveland traded him to
the Dodgers right before opening day.
On Tuesday night, Bradley was thrown out of the game after a fan threw a plastic bottle at him shortly after his two-out error on Mark Sweeney's liner
with the bases loaded.
Bradley picked up the bottle, left his position in right field and angrily approached the stands -- appearing to yell at a fan. He then slammed the
bottle into the front row of the stands.
Several Dodgers players came out to right field and tried to calm down Bradley, who was arguing with umpire Jim Joyce and was ejected.
As Bradley walked from right field to the Dodgers' dugout, he took his jersey and hat off. With the crowd behind the dugout booing, Bradley gestured
with palms up, urging the fans on.
The game was delayed for about four minutes. Los Angeles rallied for five runs in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4