Bradley discusses motivation during school visit

BY foxsports • May 5, 2010

Milton Bradley stood before students and teachers at Lakeridge Elementary school in south Seattle on Wednesday and openly discussed what motivates him.

Baseball's self-described bad boy recalled coming home as a child to his mother in Long Beach, Calif., and described her sorting through bills. She put the bills she could pay in one pile and those she couldn't in another.

The 32-year-old Mariners slugger said with shrugs ``that was my motivation'' to become a major league player.

The impassioned talk came a day after manager Don Wakamatsu yanked his cleanup hitter in the sixth inning following his second strikeout.

Bradley was not in the stadium immediately after Tuesday's loss.