Wedge OK with Bradley's ear plugs

Wedge OK with Bradley's ear plugs

SEATTLE -- Mariners manager Eric Wedge said he didn't know why outfielder Milton Bradley came in from left field to talk to the third-base umpire with two out in Saturday's seventh inning -- and he didn't seem to care.

"No, no," Wedge said. "We've got enough other things going on now, you know?"

Wedge also said he noticed that Bradley came to the plate in the eighth inning wearing ear plugs but didn't think that was particularly unusual, either.

"That's OK, too," Wedge said. "That's all right. Whatever works, man. I think every now and again, all of us would like to put some ear plugs in, regardless of job you're doing. But that's OK. "

Wedge added that he's come across several players who liked to hit wearing ear plugs.

"More people than you'd suspect," he said. "It's just part of their routine. I won't mention names."