In the Life Isn't Fair Department, file this: Milton Bradley hasn't even reported to camp yet, and Chicago writers have been here seeking reaction to the most recent criticism of the outfielder.
Bradley, acquired in the trade of Carlos Silva, isn't due in until Monday - but may have Cubs writers waiting for him.
In a short story by Paul Sullivan, Cubs analyst Ron Santo wasn't kind.
"It was better when (general manager Jim Hendry) suspended him," Santo said. "It was obvious.
"He was always kind of mad. He wasn't a happy man. He'd walk right by you and not even look at you. Several times he'd walk by Lou (Piniella), and Lou would say something and he didn't say anything. But that's over with, and it's a good clubhouse now."
Bradley, of course, is a Seattle Mariner now - and the team is happy to have him and his bat. New teammates like Ken Griffey Jr. and Chone Figgins say they'll have Bradley's back.
If Chicago writers show up on Day One with questions about Santo and Bradley's year with the Cubs, things may get interesting.