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06:01 AM ET 07.06 | Perhaps Dallas Braden is more upset with his A's now for marketing a "Get Off My Mound" T-shirt than he is with noted mound-crosser Alex Rodriguez. Asked last night if he had talked with Rodriguez since the April 22 incident when A-Rod crossed the mound on his way back to first after a foul ball, Braden said, "No, I must have lost his phone number." A few minutes later the lefty was seen boxing up an autographed poster and some other goodies that were sent over to the Yankees clubhouse as a peace offering to A-Rod.

New York Post

Dallas Braden, AP Dallas Braden, AP
July 6, 2010  07:45 AM ET

#1 on the page, #1 in your hearts....I AM YAPP!!!!!!!!!!

July 6, 2010  07:52 AM ET

I'm a Yankees fan, and even I think the "Get off my Mound" campaign is kinda clever. Whatever gets the fans fired up, right? I don't really understand why the Oakland players are so upset.

July 6, 2010  07:55 AM ET

Somehow, I don't get the feeling that A-Rod will be able to find any place for Braden's poster in the midst of his centaur poses...

July 6, 2010  08:11 AM ET

Hey Braden, you and your mother's 15 minutes are up.

July 6, 2010  08:28 AM ET

Kaiser You Suck Get a Life.

As for Braden it is sad that this year he will be remembered as the guy who chirped A-Roid instead of throwing his perfect game

July 6, 2010  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hey Braden, you and your mother's 15 minutes are up.

Ummm... Last I checked, Braden got the no-hitter. He's earned his own fame. And the narcissistic, boneheaded EQ **** in New York is being a leech off of HIS fame.

Personally I think sending A-Rod some autographed posters is funny as hell. It's the next best thing to sending him a mirror.

July 6, 2010  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm a Yankees fan, and even I think the "Get off my Mound" campaign is kinda clever. Whatever gets the fans fired up, right? I don't really understand why the Oakland players are so upset.

I don't think they're "upset" and I do think you get it.

July 6, 2010  08:54 AM ET

Who on the Yankees is going to do anything but throw in the trash an Autographed poster of Braden? Its the same as me getting a autographed poster of this author. Its shelf life is less then TP on the roll.

July 6, 2010  08:55 AM ET

I agree...sending that gear is hilarious! Cant wait to see what happens..

oh, and the hokies are your daddy...

July 6, 2010  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Ummm... Last I checked, Braden got the no-hitter. He's earned his own fame. And the narcissistic, boneheaded EQ **** in New York is being a leech off of HIS fame.Personally I think sending A-Rod some autographed posters is funny as hell. It's the next best thing to sending him a mirror.

Ummm... Last I checked, Braden has gone 0-5 with 3 no decisions since the no hitter... His 15 minutes are up, dude.

July 6, 2010  09:14 AM ET

Wondering if flip-flopping Dallas has some low grade form of mental illness, because if his pitches had the number of crazy changes of direction he's taken on A-Rod over the last month, he'd be a bigger name than Strasburg. Not repping very well for the 209, Granny or the cesspool of the Bay. But hey, good luck nursing that elbow "injury" and selling a few t-shirts while you're at it, until you get your next win...or at least show up on "your" mound again.

July 6, 2010  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

oh, and the hokies are your daddy...

I went to school to get an education. I rest my case...

July 6, 2010  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Last I checked, Braden has gone 0-5 with 3 no decisions since the no hitter

Very common after no-hitters. Do the research. Managers should give pitchers a break after such super-human performances. They've earned it, and the evidence shows that their bodies need it.

Braden will be around for a while. The best prediction of future performance after all is the immediate past.

So... Let's get this straight. You're angry because you haven't gotten your autographed Braden poster, right? I'll put in a word for you.

July 6, 2010  09:40 AM ET

It's quite ironic that some crazy medicore pitcher sends a poster to ARod as a peace offering. Isn't that like sending a piece of your own shizz to a rival at work?

July 6, 2010  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

#1 on the page, #1 in your hearts....I AM YAPP!!!!!!!!!!

Mom? Is that you?

July 6, 2010  09:43 AM ET

Hoos Your Daddy... I respect that you're trying to stick up for Braden, but what has your boy done other than the Perfect Game?

A perfect game doesn't validate you as a Pitcher by itself. You need to piece together something of a remarkable career to boot. Some of the most unlikely hurlers in history pitched perfect games, it doesn't make them Hall of Famers based on that alone. I don't see anyone shilling for David Wells to get into Cooperstown because of his Perfection back in '99. A pitcher is reflected more by his overall career. Right now, that Perfect Game is all Dallas Braden has going for him and if he pitched against the Yankees again I would not be afraid of him in the least based solely on that.

In short: Dallas needs to start stringing together success before people take him seriously. Not just flashing brilliance every once in a great while.

July 6, 2010  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Very common after no-hitters. Do the research. Managers should give pitchers a break after such super-human performances. They've earned it, and the evidence shows that their bodies need it.Braden will be around for a while. The best prediction of future performance after all is the immediate past.So... Let's get this straight. You're angry because you haven't gotten your autographed Braden poster, right? I'll put in a word for you.

Let's see, Ubaldo Jimenez? Nope, All Star. Roy Halladay? Nope. All Star. Edwin Jackson. Medicore before and after. I say FAIL!

July 6, 2010  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Hoos Your Daddy... I respect that you're trying to stick up for Braden, but what has your boy done other than the Perfect Game?A perfect game doesn't validate you as a Pitcher by itself. You need to piece together something of a remarkable career to boot. Some of the most unlikely hurlers in history pitched perfect games, it doesn't make them Hall of Famers based on that alone. I don't see anyone shilling for David Wells to get into Cooperstown because of his Perfection back in '99. A pitcher is reflected more by his overall career. Right now, that Perfect Game is all Dallas Braden has going for him and if he pitched against the Yankees again I would not be afraid of him in the least based solely on that. In short: Dallas needs to start stringing together success before people take him seriously. Not just flashing brilliance every once in a great while.

Correct. Give the man a lollipop!

July 6, 2010  09:55 AM ET

I have seen plenty of guys crossing the mound on the way back to their dugout and noone says crap. this is the ugly ugly star power of ARod.

 
July 6, 2010  09:56 AM ET
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give them a break? this ain't the sissy leagues. and why give a guy a break? most perfect games are spun with less than 100 pitches.

They did give Jackson a couple of extra days after his 140+ pitch monstrosity. However, people today act like throwing a 110 pitch complete game leads to immediate Tommy John surgery. A lot of Nolan Ryan's complete games were of the 130-140+ pitch variety. Why are today's pitchers treated like they have T-Rex arms?

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