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Chicago Cubs right fielder Milton Bradley left yesterday’s game against the Brewers in the sixth inning after perceiving some knee swelling. This is, of course, no big deal in two senses – it doesn’t sound serious, and guys are removed late for precautionary reasons all the time.

But Milton Bradley can’t simply let it not be a big deal.

Bradley did not want to talk about his knee postgame.

“I have knee inflammation,” he said. “I’ve had two knee surgeries. It happens when you have knee surgery, in case you don’t know.”

It’s uncertain whether Bradley will miss Friday’s game in St. Louis. Asked if he was day to day, Bradley snapped.

“What else you got? You got anything significant?” he said. “If you have some baseball questions, I can answer. I’ve got nothing for you.”

I promise I am not affirmatively trying to be a Bradley hater. I made my peace with the signing a long time ago, and ever since then, I’ve been trying to like the guy.

But he just makes it so damn hard when he goes off like this. He says stupid things for stupid reasons, and he does it with regularity.

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