Thinking it was OK to disrespect a lesser experienced not as lauded athlete, Alexander Rodriguez walked directly across the pitcher's mound from 3rd back to first after a foul ball in a recent A's-Yankees game, which violates an unwritten but well known rule in baseball. The mixed race legend obviously thought the younger White pitcher, Dallas Braden would just idly stand by. He was wrong. Braden not only stood up for himself, he read Rodriguez the riot act. Good for him!
Dallas Braden blasts A-Rod for breaking unwritten rule - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports