Dodgers outfielder Milton Bradley and Times beat reporter Jason Reid spoke before yesterday's game, and the writer declared the previous day's confrontation over. "He apologized for the slur he directed at me and we resolved to treat each other with respect and professionalism going forward," Reid's statement said. In the game, which the Dodgers lost, Bradley homered and went 2 for 3. Questions are still being raised, though, about a local Fox Sports Net crew in St. Louis agreeing to Dodgers PR guy John Olguin's demand that tape of the shouting incident be erased. The network's boss called it a "serious lapse in judgment" and St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bryan Burwell writes today that it was "woefully unprofessional."
* Also: Times columnist J.A. Adande, who like Reid is black, writes today that Bradley should know there are no different rules for black journalists covering black athletes: "There's no racial explanation for 0 for 5 with three strikeouts."