We were originally just going to transcribe some of Joe Maddon’s comments at his post-game press conference after Joel Peralta was ejected for having pine tar on his glove. But you really need to hear the anger in his voice, and see the anger in his face. This is not a happy man.
Some things to look for: Maddon refuses to say the pine tar was accident. Maddon is most concerned about the reputation of Peralta. He insinuates that other teams are not going to be happy with the Nationals for how this played out. Also, when Maddon is asked whether this will carry over to the rest of the series, he says he is going to find out and makes it sound like he wants to have a talk with Nationals manager Davey Johnson.
[Ed. note: The comment seen in the title was scrubbed from the video below. But it did happen.]
Here’s the video via Sun Sports…