Thursday, April 22, 2010
Dallas Braden gets in shouting match with A-Rod for running across "his mound"
The 26-year-old Braden said after the game, “I don’t care if I’m Cy Young or the 25th man on the roster, if I’ve got the ball in my hand and I’m on that mound, that’s my mound… He ran across the pitcher’s mound foot on my rubber. No, not happening. We’re not the door mat anymore.” Braden also added, "He should maybe watch his Captain a little more often."
Maybe there is some unspoken rule that an opposing player shouldn't run across the pitcher's mound but A-Rod had never heard of it, along with just about everyone else in the world.