From "Cubs suspend Bradley for rest of 2009" at ESPN.com:
The Chicago Cubs have suspended outfielder Milton Bradley for the remainder of the season, following comments he made to the Arlington Heights Daily Herald about there being too much negativity playing for the Cubs.
"Recently it's become intolerable to hear Milton talk about our great fans the way he has," general manger Jim Hendry told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine. "We pride ourselves on having the greatest fans in baseball, so at this time we felt it was best for him to go home for the rest of the season." [...]
In the interview with the Herald on Saturday, Bradley said: "You understand why they haven't won in 100 years here."
With Andre Ethier's surge into MVP contention reminding us of the famous Billy Beane-baiting trade of Bradley for Ethier, it's sadly appropriate that Bradley's suspension occurred on the same day Ethier hit his 31st home run.
And it gets worse for the Cubs: Bradley has two years left on his three-year, $30 million contract. I'm glad Bradley finally got paid, but at some point he'll hopefully realize it's more important to get peace.