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Sports in brief: Milton Bradley’s games irk Cubs

Thu., March 11, 2010, midnight

Baseball: Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry says Milton Bradley should stop blaming the team, manager and fans for his failure to produce during his tumultuous season in Chicago.

“I think it’s time maybe Milton looked himself in the mirror,” an agitated Hendry said Wednesday in response to Bradley’s latest charges that he was mistreated by the Cubs.

“He just didn’t swing the bat,” Hendry said. “He didn’t get the job done.

“It’s really unfortunate that you … try to use the other areas for excuses.”

Hendry said signing Bradley to a three-year, $30 million contract before last season was “a mistake.”

He added the atmosphere of the entire organization has improved since the outfielder was traded to Seattle in December.

Several players have said clubhouse chemistry has improved.

Bradley, who batted .257 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs last season, was regularly booed at Wrigley Field.

He told ESPN in an interview that aired Tuesday that he was fearful of racist fans in Chicago and was “a prisoner in my own home.”

Bradley said Chicago was a difficult place for black players “unless you’re Superman, you’re Andre Dawson, you’re Ernie Banks, you’re in the Hall of Fame.”

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Cougars football date changed

College football: The Washington State University football game against California has been moved ahead two weeks to Nov. 6.

The game was originally scheduled for Nov. 20 in Pullman, the weekend prior to Thanksgiving break at WSU.

According to a WSU release, moving the game to a date both universities previously had open allows greater opportunity for Cougars fans and students to be in attendance.

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