Braden gives A-Rod poster, T-shirt
Alex Rodriguez says any feud with Oakland pitcher Dallas Braden
is in the past.
Braden gave Rodriguez a poster commemorating his perfect game
with a personalized message and a T-shirt that the Athletics made
to remember the pair’s April dustup before Tuesday night’s game
between Oakland and the New York Yankees.
Rodriguez says it was a nice gesture by Braden and that “we
opened and closed that window.”
Braden accused Rodriguez of breaking an unwritten rule of
baseball etiquette in April when the slugger cut across the mound
and stepped on the rubber as he returned to first after a foul
The A’s are selling “Get Off My Mound” T-shirts in reference
to that game. Rodriguez signed 10 of the shirts, and Braden is also
planning to sign them before they are auctioned for charity.