Bradley booed - again- at Wrigley

August 27, 2009 3:01:11 PM PDT
Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley said he has been the target of racial taunts from fans at Wrigley Field.Bradley, who is not being specific about the allegations, said he regularly faces hatred on a daily basis.

Bradley, who has a three-year, $30 million contract with the Cubs, has had a rough first season. He's been booed by fans at the Friendly Confines. And he was again booed during his first at bat on Thursday. But that might have been in relation to his recent comments to The Chicago Tribune, "All I'm saying is I just pray the game is nine innings so I can be out there the least amount of time as possible and go home."

"He's getting paid to play and I'm getting paid to put out a lineup. And, that's exactly what I'm doing," said Lou Pinella, Cubs manager.

Bradley is the latest African-American player to complain about racist taunts from the field. However, Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, who might just be the most loved Cub of all time, is also black.

"If you perform for this team it doesn't matter whether you're black, white, yellow, purple, pink green, we're your friend. We're your friend. We're your fan and we love you no matter what," said Johanna Marks, Cub fan.

"Cubs fans are going to be hard on anybody who comes here. So, it's nothing new. Whoever comes, you have to perform. It's what you get paid for. Hey, that's what we want to see," said TeCarlos Offord, Cub fan.

Pinella reportedly said he believes Bradley's comments might be the result of a disappointing season.


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