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.


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Two questions: Is A-Rod a habitual mound stepper?


Should he have taken the high road, diffused the situation, and not played the "Braden's a nobody" card, as suggested by Mark Feinsand?

lady gaganonymous said...

The As are a weird team. It's like they're trying to start a rivalry with the Yankees and the Yankees don't care.

I don't think A-Rod was so much going for the "Braden's a nobody" card as much as "I've never heard this supposedly unwritten rule. Why is he telling me this instead of someone like Ben Sheets, who's been around?" In not so many words.

lady gaganonymous said...


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Rich Mahogany said...

Now we know that "A's" really stands for.

Rich Mahogany said...

that = what. What an A.