Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dallas Braden gets in shouting match with A-Rod for running across "his mound"

During today's Yankees-A's game, Oakland pitcher Dallas Braden shouted at Alex Rodriguez for running across the pitcher's mound trying to get back to first base from third after running out a foul ball.

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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Braden is right, a runner should go in front or behind the mound. That mound is pitcher turf.

Anonymous said...

get over yourself Braden....!!

Anonymous said...

Braden is full of crap. He needs to focus on pitching and not pick fights with hall of famers. Did you hear the interview with him? Damn, he sounded like a whiny child.

Taylor said...

The truth is there is no such unwritten rule. That kid's a headcase.