• Jackie Bradley Why Do We Care That It’s Junior?

    Posted by on September 13th, 2013 · Comments (4)

    OK, I get it when it comes to Ken Griffey, Cal Ripken, Sandy Alomar and Jose Cruz. Shoot, I even get it when it comes to Tim Raines, Tony Gwynn, John Mayberry, Eric Young, Gary Matthews, and Tony Pena. Taking it further, I get it when you’re throwing in Pete Rose, Ed Sprague, Roy Smalley and Steve Lombardozzi.

    But, seriously, why do we care that Jackie Bradley is a Jr.? And, why must it be denoted, even on his uniform that he is a Jr.?

    Putting it another way: Who is Jackie Bradley Sr.? Did he ever play and/or coach in professional baseball?

    Nope. The elder Bradley is a city bus driver in Richmond, Virginia.

    Seriously.

    Comments on Jackie Bradley Why Do We Care That It’s Junior?

    1. Corey
      September 14th, 2013 | 8:36 am

      I don’t care, but I think you do. :)

    2. redbug
      September 14th, 2013 | 9:43 am

      Because that’s what he prefers, I’d imagine.

    3. Raf
      September 14th, 2013 | 10:23 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Putting it another way: Who is Jackie Bradley Sr.? Did he ever play and/or coach in professional baseball?

      Why would it matter or why should we otherwise care? It’s not like playing or coaching pro ball is a prerequisite for naming your son after yourself. :P

    4. rsr
      September 14th, 2013 | 12:53 pm

      Why do we care? We shouldn’t. It’s his name, I assume legal name. Why shouldn’t he be called what he wants to be called?

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