Archie Bradley may want to make sure there’s nothing in the water at his house.
Bradley, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ ace reliever, is the guest on this week’s Yahoo Sports MLB Podcast, and a perfectly entertaining chat with our own Tim Brown took a hilarious turn when Bradley talks about Adrian Houser, the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher who recently barfed on the field. As it turns out, Houser used to live with Bradley. As it further turns out, Houser’s hurl might not be the grossest thing that happened on an MLB field this season.
That’s because Bradley revealed a rather embarrassing fact about himself in our interview: He pooped his pants in the bullpen this season and then immediately had to go out to the field to pitch. Here’s the story, in excruciatingly funny detail:
“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.'”
Clean inning, eh? Maybe not exactly. You can hear our entire podcast by clicking over to Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Acast. You’ll quickly learn that Bradley, 25, is one of the game’s best personalities these days. In his chat with Tim Brown, he also talks about wanting to join the Space Force, the line between being yourself on the field and respecting the game and whether a palm reader talked him into growing his beard.
Is getting a baseball player to admit that he pooped himself not enough? OK, the rest of this week’s podcast includes guest Jared Quay host of The Rush, Yahoo Sports’ new daily morning show.
Jared is a former football player, so we talk about the differences between MLB and the NFL, why he thought baseball players partied better than football players when he was at the University of Miami, plus other topics like whether Oklahoma QB Kyler Murray made the right choice to pick baseball over football, Ichiro’s mustache and weird sports injuries.
On this week’s show, we also announce our first live podcast, happening Tuesday, July 17 in Washington D.C. before the MLB All-Star game. We’ll have our whole crew live at the WeWork location near Nationals Park, plus special guests. Get all the info and RSVP for your free ticket if you’ll be in D.C.
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