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Joe Maddon is never shy about backing his players, or about sticking up for baseball's unwritten rules. So when Nationals manager Davey Johnson asked umpires to check Joel Peralta's glove for pine tar in the eighth inning of Tuesday's game, it drew the ire of the Rays skipper. Peralta was tossed by crew chief Tim Tschida after he was discovered to have a "significant amount of pine tar" on his glove, something that Johnson heard about from someone on his bench. But while the use of such is illegal, Maddon was irate after the game because he feels that the...
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