For this week's post, I've decided to address a local story that's had my home city of Chicago buzzing.
Across town from my beloved White Sox, our rival Cubs have suspended for the rest of the season their local fucktard, Milton Bradley.
What set off this nut's latest suspension? Well, aside from the obviously crappy numbers he's put up all season, this nutjob has the nerve to accuse the fans of being racist towards him and lashed out at them during a postgame interview. Eventually, Bradley issued an apology by publishing a letter in the Chicago Tribune (you can read all about it here), but the damage was done and Bradley has driven the final nail into his coffin.
Cubs fans aren't racists. Long-suffering with semi-masochistic tendencies, given the Cubs' lack of postseason success? Yes. Racists? No. When I first started watching baseball, I was a Cubs fan. However, I eventually switched to the White Sox soon after the latter won the '05 World Series. I was tired of watching my former team choke time after time. Hell, one of the most popular players in Cubs history is Ernie Banks-who was black! If people hate Bradley, it's cuz he sucks at his job and is about as polite as Kanye West in the presence of Taylor Swift.
This last suspension has pretty much rung the death bell for Bradley's time in Chicago. Jim Hendry, the Cub's GM has said to the Tribune that teams who are interested in Bradley can start shopping now. Personally, I don't think Bradley has a snowball's chance in Hell of finding employment, given his diva personality.
And in other nutty news, my borderline-desperate GM Kenny Williams has awarded contract extensions to himself and just about all the coaches on our staff, but had the audacity to throw Jim Thome and Jose Contreras under the bus with Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, and Bobby Jenks likely to follow next. Well, most of the named were/are past their prime, but still! Most of our coaches are past their expiration dates, and we need replacements.
That's it for today!