Is Milton Bradley a jerk? Well, it's probably safe to say that not many baseball (especially Cubs) fans would invite him to be a FriendFace buddy.
But back to the question—yes, Bradley is a jerk. Big time.
However, anyone who has watched or heard of his odd moods and violent behavior should be asking, "What in the hell would drive someone to be such a lunatic?"
For a psychiatrist or any student who has paid attention through an abnormal psychology course, the diagnosis is glaringly obvious.
Bradley has all the symptoms of a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Yes, that does sound like a lame excuse...and perhaps even an imaginary disorder.
According to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), BPD a "serious mental illness." Many Tom Cruise-types dismiss it, but the brain is a very tricky device.
NIMH lists the symptoms of BPD:
"Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of...
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