Friday, April 23, 2010
Mound Stepping Stirs Controversy
In yesterdays 4-2 loss to the Athletics, an exchange between Alex Rodriguez and Oakland pitcher Dallas Braden has sparked much controversy. In the middle of the game, the Yankees third baseman did the unthinkable, he jogged across the pitchers mound. Braden, did not take that lightly, shouting many an expletive laden remarks towards A-Rod. After the inning, Braden returned to the dugout, and refused to eat the PBJ sandwich that was packed for him. He sulked in the corner, and said that he'd never play with Alex ever again. When he returned to the mound he called to Alex, drew an invisible outline around the mound and said that that was his moat, and everyone who crosses it would be eaten by his invisible crocodiles. Alex seemed unfazed, but Braden felt content to make his point.