The 48-hour news cycle has run full speed, and now it's time to turn down talk radio - and tone down the blogosphere - and forget about Milton Bradley for awhile.
Certainly, he's going to have to forget about baseball.
By now, everyone knows Bradley has issues. He's going to deal with them, and anyone who's ever dealt with hardcore problems that can seem overhwhelming should wish him good luck and God speed.
Bradley insisted he and his manager, Don Wakamatsu, never had a angry confrontation. Wakamatsu agrees and said he took Bradley out of the game and talked with him afterward.
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For now, however, let's forget Milton. When he comes back, there will be the rest of the season to backtrack.
The Mariners, meanwhile, have to begin remembering how good they looked on their first home stand, when they went 7-2, and how they did it. They played great team defense. They pitched with confidence and purpose. When they got runners on base, they got them home - with a hit, an out, or sheer will.
That team looked like a contender.
The team that's played in Safeco Field this week has not. Nor has it played well - especially offensively. This is not a team that can fall behind three or four runs and roar back.
This is a team that went 76 innings between home runs. It has issues. The Mariners and their fans would probably be best served dealing with those and forgetting Mr. Bradley for now.