The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Renaissance man

(photo: Reuters)
Milton Bradley seems to have seized the opportunity that the Dodgers gave him at the back end of last season. It's good to see that the player who threw those tantrums last year is now hearing his manager say this about him:
"Milton very definitely has assumed the responsibility of leadership and with that comes complete consistency with his behavior," [Dodger manager Jim] Tracy said. "He is stepping up big time, and he needs to do nothing further from the standpoint of leadership other than to go out and play as hard as he has played thus far."
The Dodgers are now off to a red-hot 10-2 start and are showing that they're a force to be reckoned with in the NL West.