A few weeks ago Shelley Duncan had his suspension dropped by Major League Baseball for his roll in a bench-clearing brawl. When this news broke, Joe Maddon released the following statement through his spokesperson, Howard Rubenstein:
I am deeply distressed by the actions of Major League Baseball with respect to Shelley Duncan's voided suspension. I did not think that Major League Baseball would stoop so low as to negotiate with terrorists, but by vindicating this criminal, this thug, of his heinous crime Major League Baseball has once again shown that they care more about television ratings then the health of much smaller players. We will never pitch to Mark Teixeira again.
There you have it folks. Maddon is still bitter about the Spring Training 2008 incident involving Duncan and Rays' second baseman Akinori Iwamura. And we all thought they were upset about Pena.