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cublogoverseThis week was an exciting one in the Cublogoverse for one reason, and one reason only: the Cubs signed blog material gold, Milton Bradley. So let’s take a tour around the Cublogoverse for some of the better reactions to the signing – and a glimpse into some of the interblogoverse politics.

The Cub Reporter

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “[A]dding the AL OPS leader, even if a bit of a fluke, is never going to hurt your team.”

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: “That is unless Bradley kills a racist Bleacher Bum, then things might go bad.”

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: “Parker Brothers Unavailable, Cubs Sign Milton Bradley.”

Many more, after the jump.

Bleed Cubbie Blue

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “Since I’ve been anti-Bradley since the rumors of his possible signing began, I thought it’d be worth a front-page post to discuss what he can — and shouldn’t — bring to the Cubs.” Al Yellon (the guy who does BCB) has made it clear that he is not a fan of Bradley. See this post, where he catalogs all of Milton’s suspensions and injuries, using a list from sportsnet. The problem? The list doubles (and sometimes quadruples) listings for each injury, thus making it look a lot worse than it is.

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: “Bradley went crazy and had to be tackled by his own manager, resulting in the knee injury.”

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: “Gameboard, Set, Match: Milton Bradley Signs With Cubs.”

Another Cubs Blog

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “In conclusion, thanks BCB for helping me see the light [that the Milton Bradley signing is bad and/or risky]” – that would be sarcasm. I get the feeling ACB and BCB may not be the best of e-friends. Perhaps it’s because they share so many letters in their respective acronyms.

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: “In broad daylight, he’s aggressively scribbling death threats on a person’s most prized baseball” – again, not serious. Some very funny references, actually. Worth a look.

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: Resisted the temptation.

Hire Jim Essian

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “Not only is he a great player (when healthy), but he is going to keep the summer interesting.”

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: All of them. HJE basically took every Milton-is-crazy news headline I could have ever used at The Cubs Brickyard. Thanks Bad Kermit (the dude who does HJE).

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: All of them.

Ivy Chat

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “The good things about the Milton Bradley signing include that they guy can hit and his contract.”

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: “Yeah, he’s also on track to make Kent Mercker look calm and collected in his media relations and he makes Carlos Zambrano look like a Xanax pitchman.”

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: Resisted the temptation.

The Ted Lilly Fan Club

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “Bradley is also a pretty good ball player. He brings game to the field that is sometimes destoyed by his intensity.”

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: “Our TLFC position for the past few years has been that Bradley is an interesting ball player with a knapsack full of crazy waiting to explode.”

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: “Milton Bradley is one of our favorite MLB players and his name alone makes us smile. Just as Coco Crisp reminds us of Chocolate goodness and Boo Berries, Bradley gets us thinking of Battleship, Operation, and Barrel of Monkeys.”

Wrigleyville23

Pithy thoughts on the signing: Everything Wv23 does is beautifully pithy. But this is perhaps my favorite summary of the signing: “Bradley’s good at baseball.”

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: Some pictorial references to his anger, but nothing about “crazy,” per se.

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: Again, the reference is pictorial. I guess you’ll just have to look.

CUBblogging

Pithy thoughts on the signing: “Cubs roll dice with Milton Bradley… [h]ere’s hoping he stays healthy and sane while providing us some asskicking offense.”

Obligatory Milton-is-crazy reference: “Cubs roll dice with Milton Bradley… [h]ere’s hoping he stays healthy and sane while providing us some asskicking offense.”

Obligatory holy-crap-his-name-is-funny reference: “Cubs roll dice with Milton Bradley… [h]ere’s hoping he stays healthy and sane while providing us some asskicking offense.”

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