If you think you’re having a poopy day at work, just wait until you hear this.
During an appearance on Yahoo Sports’ MLB Podcast, Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley revealed that he pooped his pants prior to pitching a game earlier this season.
‘I was warming up to go in a game. I knew I had the next hitter. I knew he was on deck. The at-bat was kinda taking a little bit. As a bullpen guy in these big situations, I call ’em nervous pees, where like I don’t have to pee a lot, but I know I have to pee before I go in the game. I can’t believe I’m telling you this,’ Bradley said to Yahoo Sports.
‘So it’s a 2-2 count, and I’m like, ‘Man, I have to pee. I have to go pee.’ So I run in our bathroom real quick, I’m ready to go. I’m trying to pee and I actually [expletive] my pants. Like right before I’m about to go in the game, I pooped my pants. I’m like ‘Oh my gosh.’ I know I’m a pitch away from going in the game, so I’m scrambling to clean myself up. I get it cleaned up the best I can, button my pants up, and our bullpen coach Mike Fetters says, ‘Hey, you’re in the game.’ So I’m jogging into the game to pitch with poop in my pants essentially.
‘It was the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been on the mound. And I actually had a good inning. I had a clean inning, and I walked in the dugout and I was like,Guys, I just [expletive] myself.’ They didn’t believe me, then the bullpen came in and they’re like ‘Oh my God, you had to see this.’’
Some would call Bradley’s inning anything but “clean.” Nonetheless, whether clean or dirty, Bradley has been one of the better relievers in baseball this year.
According to the Big Lead, the converted starter is 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA in 37 innings.
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