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.