Dodgers choose a role model: Bradley?

Just shoot this team. In today's Times, T. J. Simers points out that the Dodgers players have voted volatile outfielder/husband Milton Bradley as their Man of the Year. And the team has nominated Bradley for baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, given to all-around good guys who do good deeds. Simers: "I can hear his acceptance speech now: 'I'd like to thank the police for not locking me up and keeping me away from this event '" Simers also notes that Bradley won't be in the team photo of this season, because he was having surgery when they shot the picture yesterday.

Meanwhile, the bad news just piles on. Gold Glove-no hit shortstop Cesar Izturis needs major elbow surgery and won't play again until at least July. He was on the league's All-Star team this year.

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