Diamondbacks pitchers decide to bypass bullpen cart; Archie Bradley explains why

PHOENIX - Earlier this month, the Arizona Diamondbacks thrilled old-school baseball fans by announcing the return of a classic MLB staple, the bullpen cart.

Well, the D-backs made short work of the Colorado Rockies with an 8-2 win on Opening Day at Chase Field -- but the bullpen cart went 0 for 5, as all five D-backs relievers (even Archie Bradley!) decided to bypass the cart in favor of using their legs to get from the bullpen to the mound.

Watch the above video as every D-backs reliever coldly walks right past the cart with no consideration for its feelings. 

The opposing team will be equipped with a cart of its own this season, but every Rockies reliever Thursday night also elected to not use the cart at their disposal.

After the game, Bradley explained why he bypassed the cart:

"There's something special about when I come out of those gates and the crowd really gets into it, and I feel, it man. It's a special feeling to run out and feel the crowd get behind you like that, and it really gets the heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing," he said.

"I'm not going to say I'll never use it, but when you get a reaction like that, it's going to be hard to, because that's pretty fun."

Bradley said he hopes fellow reliever and known handyman Andrew Chafin will make some tweaks to the cart in the near future.

"Stay tuned. We have some work for that cart," he said. "We'll have some tune-ups."

So, perhaps the cart will have better luck in the D-backs' remaining 80 home games this season.

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