And so it begins...
As I saw Gordon Wittenmyer of the Sun-Times report in his Twitter feed, Milton Bradley left his first game in a Cubs uniform early with mild tightness in his quad. Here’s the story on the Sun-Times Web site.
There’s been a bunch of talk about Bradley’s health and durability since he signed with the Cubs during the offseason, and this will not help the situation.
To me, it sounds like a precautionary move just to make sure MB wouldn’t aggravate it anymore. In fact, Wittenmyer said that Bradley worked out for about an hour after he was taken out of the game. Conspiracy theorists will see this as a smoke screen by the coaching staff to assure us fans that all is well, but I think Lou just wanted to protect his prize off-season addition.
Repeat after me: It’s February 26.
So let’s not freak out yet like I’m sure many writers in the greater Chicagoland area will do tomorrow (Yeah, I’m talking to you Rosenbloom).