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Joel Peralta ejected for foreign substance on his glove


Barnaby Graves

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Interesting, I had heard pine tar from the broadcast.

And I didn't know rosin was kosher. I realized they have the bag there for them but I thought it might be distinctly different if it was like, hidden on a glove. I guess if it's totally kosher you wouldn't be hiding it, though.

Pretty tremendous, kind of a weird mix of "stain on the game" and tradition. I mean when people talk about Kenny Rogers possibly having done it, there's a mildly affectionate "Gee whiz that's our Kenny Rogers" because at one point, it WAS a big part of the game.

Nostalgia is kinda funny.

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Thought it was funny how Joe Maddon sent out the umpires to check the Nationals pitcher's glove in the top of the 9th!

I didn't think it was funny. I thought it was a total waste of everyone's time. Even if Madsen? normally went out there dirty there is no way he would have after Davey had Peralta checked.

Lost some respect for Joe between the check and him whining to the press after the game.

Newsflash Joe, even if everyone cheats you still have to avoid getting caught.

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I didn't think it was funny. I thought it was a total waste of everyone's time. Even if Madsen? normally went out there dirty there is no way he would have after Davey had Peralta checked.

Lost some respect for Joe between the check and him whining to the press after the game.

Newsflash Joe, even if everyone cheats you still have to avoid getting caught.

While I agree that Maddon came off as a bit of a crybaby in the post game press conference, I do not agree that his having the Nationals pitcher checked was a waste of time. I'm sure Peralta iwas not the only pitcher who used pine tar while he was with the Nationals. Maddon put the question into evryone's minds by having the glove checked last night. My prediction is that it won't be the last glove that the Nationals' pitchers will have checked this season. Pretty good gamesmanship IMO.

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While I agree that Maddon came off as a bit of a crybaby in the post game press conference, I do not agree that his having the Nationals pitcher checked was a waste of time. I'm sure Peralta iwas not the only pitcher who used pine tar while he was with the Nationals. Maddon put the question into evryone's minds by having the glove checked last night. My prediction is that it won't be the last glove that the Nationals' pitchers will have checked this season. Pretty good gamesmanship IMO.

Oh I am sure other folks, including someone on the Natinals, use stuff. My point was after calling for the check on Peralta there was no way in the world Davey was going to let Mattheus go out there with anything but a pristine glove.

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Not only did I lose respect for Maddon over his immature handling of the situation in the aftermath, but I must admit I lost some respect for Johnson, too. I mean, really? You're going to rat the guy out because you have what is the equivalent to "insider trading" information, when you know damn well he pitched with pine tar under your management, and you allowed it then. So it's OK when your own players cheat, you let that slide, but then when they get signed to another organization, you go ratting them out? That's just as despicable as the cheating itself if you ask me, maybe even more so.

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Not only did I lose respect for Maddon over his immature handling of the situation in the aftermath, but I must admit I lost some respect for Johnson, too. I mean, really? You're going to rat the guy out because you have what is the equivalent to "insider trading" information, when you know damn well he pitched with pine tar under your management, and you allowed it then. So it's OK when your own players cheat, you let that slide, but then when they get signed to another organization, you go ratting them out? That's just as despicable as the cheating itself if you ask me, maybe even more so.

Peralta never pitched under Johnson. He has been in Tampa the last two seasons and Davey took over in June 2011.

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I remember a game against Seattle when Arod and Griffey were both there. One of the O's had his bat confiscated, so we confiscated Arod's bat in retaliation/gamesmanship. Remember how that worked out? Arod hit a bomb with the NEW bat. So deflating and you could feel it coming. Who was the manager then? It was Davey Johnson. Not an anti - Johnson statement - just remembered it with a sour taste. http://www.nytimes.com/1996/09/02/sports/rodriguez-answers-baltimore-s-challenge.html

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