Milton Bradley “So Sorry” for Upstaging Taylor Swift
September 15, 2009
(New York, NY) – The MTV Video Music Awards are always a place for excitement. Whether it is beautiful pop stars or elegant movie stars, the event always brings out the glamorous elite.
But Major League Baseball players?
Typically no. But this year’s even was full of surprises.Early in the evening, the award for best female performance was being delivered to country star Taylor Swift, when moderately imbalanced Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley stormed the stage and swiped the microphone from Swift.
“Taylor, Taylor, I’m sorry for interrupting you,” Bradley said before a stunned crowd and frightened Swift. “But I had to tell you all that Tony LaRussa’s rendition of ‘Single Ladies’ was the single greatest performance of the decade.”
LaRussa, in town on a brief trip away from his first-place Cardinals, feigned shock and humility before flashing a quick dance move that suggested someone should have put a ring on it.
Unsurprisingly, the outburst by Bradley has been all over the news in the days that followed the VMAs. Fans of Taylor Swift have labeled Bradley “crazy,” “immature,” and “mercurial.” Calls for an apology came almost immediately.
Bradley, never one for conflict, took to his personal blog where posted a heartfelt, albeit rambling, apology.
“TAYLOR I’M AM SO SORRY!!!” the entry began. From there, it devolved into a peculiar discussion of upbringing, racial relations, squirrels, Taylor Swift song lyrics, Bradley’s performance this year with the Cubs, and magic beans. Swift has not yet publicly accepted Bradley’s apology, but for his part, Bradley is hopeful.
“I didn’t mean any harm by it. I just wanted to give Tony the credit he’s due,” Bradley explained. “Not just any man could pull of that leotard. With their stuff all over the place and everything. I needed people to see him the way I saw him.”
“Also, I just wanted to get close to Taylor Swift. That chick is hot. Age is just a number.”