Milton Bradley

Milton Bradley to Seattle

I have no unwritten rules stories about Milton Bradley. (If you do, feel free to comment.)

He did once tell me, however, that his favorite restaurant was Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles. There is no Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Seattle. (The closest thing I could find was this list, from Yelp.)

Bradley is a sensitive, thoughtful and, yes, calm person who in all my dealings with him (mostly while he was a member of the A’s) was a delight to be around. He also has a pretty serious anger-management issue, which has been his undoing in most of (if not all) the seven cities in which he’s played.

The thing is, he knows it, and has tried to address it at least sporadically. Perhaps the laid-back vibe of Seattle — and the change from Lou Piniella to Don Wakamatsu — will do him some good.

– Jason