[Ed. – As long as it doesn’t come into contact with the ball, carrying a foreign matter onto the mound is not a rule violation.]
Archie Bradley relieved more than just the Diamondbacks starting pitchers.
The Arizona pitcher, appearing on Yahoo Sports’ MLB Podcast, admitted he pooped his pants in a game this season shortly before taking the mound. The embarrassing tale came up while discussing Adrian Houser, the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher who recently barfed on the field. Bradley had a story that definitely one-upped Houser’s.
“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 told 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 s–t my pants. Like right before I’m about to go in the game, I pooped my pants. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh.’”…