The One Good Thing About This Bradley Mess

If there's anything good about this Milton Bradley suspension other than not having to read about the last idiotic thing Milton said, is that the Cubs are calling up Tyler Colvin. Well it would be good if Lou Piniella wasn't managing, because then he would just play Sam Fuld, Jake Fox or Micah Hoffpauir and Tyler Colvin the rest of the season with a few at-bats for Kosuke Fukudome sprinkled in, but instead I imagine it'll be more Scales, Fuld and Fukudome than anything else and that makes me want to throw a brick at the TV screen. And let's say I wouldn't be all to upset if that brick magically traveled through that TV screen and knocked some sense back into Lou.

For those that might have missed the former #1 picks career arc, he was a suprise first round pick at #13 in 2006. There were reports later that some teams were thinking about taking him later in the first round, so there's no way he would have lasted to the Cubs next pick in the 5th round and then the Cubs picked up a first round talent in Jeff Samardzija who slipped because of his football committment at the time. Then the Cubs ruined it all by giving Samardzija a major league contract but that's for another time.

Colvin then had some decent seasons in Boise and Daytona in 2006 and 2007 but struggled badly in 2008 in Double A. Ended up that he had a bum elbow and went under the knife for Tommy John Surgery at the end of last year after trying to play in the Arizona Fall League. He was ready by the start of this year, but just in DH capacity and started the year off in Daytona. Once the Cubs felt he was healed up, they brought him back to Tennessee for his second tour and in half a season he put up a .859 OPS in what is normally considered a pitcher's league with 35 XBH's and earned Southern League player of the week twice in August. He still strikes out at a Mark Reynolds rate with no walks or patience to offset that, so let's just say I'm not on the edge of my seat, but I'd like to see the kid get plenty of opportunties to play the rest of the way.

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"Anyway I give up. Either I am talking to a bunch of rocks"

Good, this has turned into The Real Neal Reporter, it would be delightful if you STFU for a little bit.

Also, thanks for calling everyone here a bunch of rocks, we appreciate that. DICK.

It's turned into Salem circa 1692.

Here's a crazy idea, if you don't like what I have to say, don't read it. Or move back to Nazi Germany, whichever.

Actually, I would love to move to Germany.

I'm not calling you a racist, but Germany is a place where racism lives on.

I was at a bar in a pretty large city last year, it had about 12 customers, a black guy comes in, and two or three of the customers have a passive aggressive conversation with the guy, addressing him as 'Blackie'. There may have been some history, between them, I don't know.

Get a Caucasian Germanic alone and ask them what they think about all the Turks in their country. I'm not saying that every German is racist, but attitudes like that certainly are more openly tolerated there than here in the states.

I've noticed the same attitudes in Ireland, England, Scotland, Spain, and France. As well as all over the US and Canada. There are racists everywhere, not just in the RF bleachers on days that MB plays.

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    Arizona Phil 11 min 19 sec ago view
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    Arizona Phil 30 min 22 sec ago view
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    Eric S 4 hours 8 min ago view
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    Old and Blue 4 hours 48 min ago view
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    Brick 5 hours 13 min ago view
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    blockhead25 5 hours 40 min ago view
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    Rob Richardson 7 hours 35 min ago view
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    billybucks 7 hours 43 min ago view
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    Eric S 9 hours 10 min ago view
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    The E-Man 9 hours 37 min ago view
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    Old and Blue 10 hours 43 min ago view
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    Dusty Baylor 10 hours 50 min ago view
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    chitownmvp01 10 hours 51 min ago view
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    chitownmvp01 10 hours 53 min ago view
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    Tito 10 hours 55 min ago view