Archie Bradley gives a whole new meaning to “that’s foul.”
In an appearance on tis week’s Yahoo Sports MLB podcast, Bradley revealed to a Yahoo’s Tim Brown that he pooped his pants — that’s right, he soiled himself — during a game this season.
If you dare read on, be my guest, courtesy of Yahoo:
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.
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— 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.
The conversation was prompted when Bradley was asked about Brewers pitcher Adrian Houser, who spewed chunks — that’s right, he vomited — behind the pitcher’s mound earlier in June.
Bradley, pitching to a 2.19 ERA and a sub-1.000 WHIP as a member of the Arizona bullpen, went on to say he pitched a “clean inning” following the crappy conundrum.
“Clean inning?” Not quite.
UPDATE: After Bradley’s story about pooping himself went viral, the Diamondbacks pitcher was asked about the response on MLB Network. To the haters, he has a simple message.
“If you’ve gone through your life and you haven’t pooped your pants on accident at some point, you’re either in the rarest most exclusive club ever, or you’re just flat out lying.”