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Unhappy passengers

The Cubs' ship, which is sailing into the sunset in 2009, still has some unhappy passengers on board. Right fielder Milton Bradley appears to be one of them.

After going 4-for-4 with his 10th home run Tuesday night, Bradley was still chirping about how difficult it was to play in Chicago.

"It's never a comfort," Bradley said. "It's hard to be comfortable when you know you don't get a hit, you get booed every time. When I go home and look in the mirror, I like what I see. My family is there and you know other people who are very supportive in spite of everything and all the adversity and hatred you feel on a daily basis. I'll be all right, I always have been."

Truth be told, Bradley's erratic season has been a contributing factor to the Cubs' offensive woes in 2009. The outfielder has only 10 home runs and 32 RBIs in 390 plate appearances.