Cubs Baseball

Stewart suspended without pay, apologizes for Twitter rant

Triple-A Iowa third baseman Ian Stewart and Milton Bradley never had much in common before Tuesday, when Stewart became the first Cubs player since Bradley to be suspended for making unflattering remarks about the organization.

Four years after former general manager Jim Hendry suspended Bradley for 15 games for telling the Daily Herald “now you understand why they haven’t won in 100 years here,” President Theo Epstein suspended Stewart without pay for tweeting the Cubs are letting him “rot” and “might as well release me.”

Stewart eventually tweeted an apology Tuesday, saying, “I just want to apologize to the entire Cubs organization for my comments on Twitter.”

But it was too late to save him from a suspension, and probably too little to save his Cubs career.

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Chicago Cubs third baseman Ian Stewart reacts after striking out with the bases loaded against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of their game at Wrigley Field, in Chicago, on Saturday May 5, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo / Chicago Tribune)



1 Comment to “Stewart suspended without pay, apologizes for Twitter rant”

    Greg said:
    June 12, 2013 at 1:43 PM

    Why apologize for the truth, both steward AND bradley

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