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Distraction Figure

How to handle the Mariners’ new acquisition with care.

By Matthew Halverson March 19, 2010 Published in the April 2010 issue of Seattle Met

CONGRATULATIONS, SEATTLE MARINERS! After an off-season trade with the Chicago Cubs, you’re the eighth well-intentioned team in 11 years to employ the maligned, mercurial, and misanthropic Milton Bradley. Just be sure to read all of his instructions before taking him out of the box: For every home run he hits, you’re guaranteed at least one clubhouse tantrum or public-relations nightmare.

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