Earlier this week, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley was a guest on the Yahoo Sports MLB Podcast. During the podcast, Bradley revealed something very interesting about himself.
The Diamondbacks relief pitcher once pooped himself before heading into a game. No, really.
Bradley revealed he pooped his pants in the bullpen this season and didn't have enough time to clean himself up before he went in for relief.
Here's the story from the man himself.
"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 [expletive] 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."
Despite being uncomfortable on the mound, Bradley said he had a good, clean inning (we're not sure if the pun was intended or not...).
Perhaps Bradley has a new pre-game ritual to ensure success. We hope not.
Bradley is having a solid season for the Diamondbacks this year. In 39 games this season, Bradley sports a 2.13 ERA to go along with an eye-popping 0.97 WHIP.