Maddon calls Johnson's moves 'bogus'
The not-so-glowing review was made after Johnson asked umpires to check Joel Peralta’s glove for pine tar. The examination did, in fact, result in the discovery of the illegal substance and the immediate ejection of the Rays pitcher.
After the game, Maddon recognized that pine-tarred gloves are illegal, but claimed picking on Peralta, who played for the Nationals in 2010, was “way too easy.”
"It's kind of a common practice that people have done this for years," Maddon continued. "To point one guy out because he had pitched there, where there's probably some common knowledge based on that, I thought it was a real cowardly -- I've used that word twice this year -- move."
View the ejection and Maddon’s post-game press conference here:
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