Dont walk across the pitchers rubber
Another ploy centered around Alex Rodriguez, the pitchers mound is not to be walked across by base runners en route to the dugout or back to a base after running on a foul ball. On April 22, 2010, Rodriguez trotted back to first base across the infield grass and the mound after rounding second base on a foul ball. As pitcher Dallas Braden was irked to say the least. "I don't care if I'm Cy Young or the 25th man on the roster, if I've got the ball in my hand and I'm on that mound, that's my mound ... He ran across the pitcher's mound foot on my rubber. No, not happening. We're not the door mat anymore." Three starts later, Braden hurled a perfect game (left).