D-backs’ Archie Bradley once threw a clean inning with not clean pants
Diamondbacks reliever Archie Bradley is known for being outgoing, for being himself.
He’s comfortable opening up about his life, which brings us to his appearance on Yahoo! Sports’ MLB podcast. In it, Bradley one-ups former roommate Adrian Houser’s recent appearance in which he tossed his cookies with something a little more embarrassing.
Bradley once pooped his pants right before entering a game in … um … relief.
“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.’”
You can listen to Bradley explain himself in the censored audio clip here.
That’s a grown man admitting a mistake he made as a grown man.
Props to him for being real.