Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Milton Bradley Final Exam Contest

Milton Bradley (yes, that's really his name) of the San Diego Padres was ejected from a game on Sunday for arguing with an umpire. Bradley became enraged and had to be restrained, first by his first base coach and then by his manager, Bud Black. Black threw Bradley to the ground tearing Bradley's anterior cruciate ligament; Bradley will miss the regular season and the playoffs. Here's video of the incident:

Today comes news that MLB has suspended the umpire, Mike Winters, for the rest of the season. It seems that MLB believes Bradley's story that Winters aimed obscenities at him, precipitating the altercation.

There's a law school final exam question in here somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Is Milton Bradley the new Helen Palsgraf? Does he have an eggshell ACL? Did baseball take subsequent remedial measures? Was Bradley adequately provoked? Temporarily insane? Help me out here. Please.


Anonymous Patrick S. O'Donnell said...

I can't answer your questions save to note that when Bradley was a Dodger he was (in)famous for his emotional meltdowns and tantrums/fits of rage. The Dodgers displayed patience with him, hoping he'd mature, but to no avail. Whatever may have precipitated the incident, it is hardly surprising it was Bradley who went ballistic, as his career clearly evidences dispositional tendencies of that sort.

(Cross-posted at PrawfsBlawg)

9/26/2007 8:12 PM  
Blogger Austin said...

If you've kept up with Milton Bradley's career, you'd know there is probably no temporariness to his insanity. :)

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9/27/2007 3:00 PM  

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