Game Recap: Cubs 5, White Sox 4; Bradley a Zero
News flash - if you start a new job somewhere and before your first day all your new co-workers are claiming that you won't work out there, that you will be a problem, and that it will ultimately end badly, then you're in a lot of trouble. If, on your first week you accidentally break the espresso machine, nobody will be surprised. If you nearly come to blows with the mail guy because of a screw-up, everybody will have seen it coming.
In other words, maybe we've made Milton into this monster.
Blame Bradley for his past, and for his "the world is against me" attitude, and for reading his own press and anticipating the boos. But you are a dirty liar if you say you weren't anticipating them, either.
Still, the Cubs won. Jake Fox went 3 for 4 with a double and a homer. Geovany Soto went 2 for 4 on his quest to bat .420. The bullpen was a little shaky but Randy Wells got his second win a lot easier than it took to get his first.
But Bradley has shown us that he is not able to stand up to the pressure. Chicago is not, nor has it ever been a land of loving fans and their losers. The atmosphere there can be great when the Cubs are winning, but Cub fans would turn on their own mothers if she was on the team and batting .220. Nobody -- except maybe Lou -- is immune.
Milton's not immune, either. But I don't think he's the virus they are painting him out to be. He has my sympathy for now, my patient understanding, but let's be honest. If he keeps up with the floundering he will get nothing from me but scorn. Milton, it's time to put on your man pants. Grow the f!_!(k up, kid.