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Name: dan collura
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Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

The notoriously goofy and flaky Jose Canseco wrote in his book that racism against Hispanics is rampant in major league baseball. Again, if ball players perceive something to be true on a wide basis then it is true or becomes true. Hall of Famer's Frank Robinson and Joe Morgan say that these things are true and so does manager Felipe Alou. Then what is MLB doing about these charges of racism? dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 11:37 AM on August 24

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

Last year the talented Jose Guillen was suspended and dumped from the LA Angels during the heart of the AL playoffs because Guillen was constantly disrupting the team and bucking heads with management. I wonder if the owner of the Angels wasn't Hispanic would Guillen have used the "race card?" dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 11:30 AM on August 24

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

When a player of Milton Bradly's young age and extraordinary talent level is traded from one team to another in short order that's an idication that Mr. Bradly is not getting along with others. It's that simple. dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 11:24 AM on August 24

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

Years ago Will Clark was labled as a "racist" because he dared to buck heads with the surly Barry Bonds. Clark never lived down the Bonds accusation. Jeff Kent also had his run in with Barry Bonds when Bonds grabbed Kent by the throat in the dugout during a game. Kent, right or wrong, has a propensity to say things that upset people. Milton Bradly may have been over reacting by calling Kent a "racist" but Kent should have known better and expected this from a notoriously difficult personality (Bradly). Both are at fault and most of the blame has to go to Kent. Again, because Kent has been around way too long and should know how to handle spoiled brats. dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 11:15 AM on August 24

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

The new LA Dodger organization seems to be an organization that some established players don't want to play for. Gary Sheffield is an example. Sheff has been known not to get along with other players but seemed to flourish in Atlanta and NY. Sheff is one of the great players of the game and for some reason LA really did not suit him. Perhaps Milton Bradly is under the same mindset? I would rather have two Ceon Figgins or two Steve Finley's than one unhappy Milton Bradly. It's time for Bradly to move on. dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 11:05 AM on August 24

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

As a former professional ball player, I know that the worst player on any major league club is an over achiever and super star from a young age. One does not make it into the major leagues unless you out performed everyone along the way (high school, college and minor leagues). When one is an over achiever you are treated differently than others and from a young age you are treated with reverence. Many professional ball players are literally spoiled rotten because of this long time special treatment. In fact, many are incapable of receiving constructive criticism from anyone. Being a MLB coach or manager is like walking on a tight rope. Your ability to get along with these 22 year old multi millionaire prima donna's determines your job longevity. This is a very sad commentary but true to the core. dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 10:49 AM on August 24

Bradley accuses Jeff Kent of Racism

Milton Bradly is a known trouble maker and thinks the world revolves around him. Jeff Kent is heading towards the Hall of Fame and should conduct himself accordingly. Kent has been around way too long not to know better. It's better to keep your mouth shut than to incite an over sensitive team mate. To this day, even with their multi-million dollar contracts, front line publicity and half or most of a major league baseball team consisting of Blacks & Hispanics, some think that they are steeped under an umbrella of racism. If that many people feel that they are being discriminated against then MLB needs to address the problem. Perception becomes reality. dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 10:36 AM on August 24

Newcastle agree 15M+ GBP for Micheal Owen

Milton Bradly is shaping up to be a great ball player. But, some people of Color do use the "race card" and interpret any criticism to be racism. Bradly has a history of saying these things. Bradly also has a history of not getting along with other team mates. Where as, Jeff Kent also has a history of not getting along with some players (Barry Bonds once grabbed Kent by the throat in the dugout). Kent is heading towards the Hall of Fame and should conduct himself accordingly. He's been in the league way too long not to understand that the worst ball player on any ball club is an over achiever, prima donna and used to everyone kissing their ass from a young age. Many ball players must be treated with kid gloves. Kent should know better. Let's put it this way. When Kent retires, I don't think anyone is going to offer him a coaching or management job. dc

posted by tsebitaidan at 10:18 AM on August 24