Has Mike Rizzo called Joe Maddon “fake tough” yet? Gamesmanship overshadows Nats loss to the Rays

Sadly, I don’t have a lot of time to recap last night’s events (video) — Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson asks the umpires to check Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Joel Peralta‘s glove for a foreign substance and sure enough there was. Peralta was tossed and Rays manager Joe Maddon started barking off the field about how he felt about the actions of the Nats. I didn’t nearly come to blows like the epic 2005 showdown between Frank Robinson and Mike Scioscia though. As for Maddon, someone from Hazleton, Pa. being passive-aggressive? Well, I never…

Won’t you be disappointed if Nats GM Mike Rizzo doesn’t call out Maddon fake tough?

The glove challenge overshadowed the fact that Chein Ming Wang was terrible and the Nats lost their fourth game in a row.

I wonder if Johnson would have challenged the Rays if he didn’t have Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez next in the rotation.

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1 comment on “Has Mike Rizzo called Joe Maddon “fake tough” yet? Gamesmanship overshadows Nats loss to the Rays”

  1. Joe Riley

    Just lost respect for Maddon. His guy was dirty and got caught, and Maddon acts like he never, EVER would have done exactly what Davey did if he had similar information on an opposing pitcher. Hear that, Yankees, Orioles, Blue Jays, and Red Sox? Put all the pine tar that you want on your pitcher’s gloves when playing the Rays; Maddon says this sort of thing has been done for over 100 years, it’s an “unwritten rule” to call it out, so let’s see how bleeding high and bloody mighty Maddon gets if another team tries that against him squad.

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