Walking Across The Mound
Rodriguez angered A's pitcher Dallas Braden when he broke the unwritten rule of not walking across an opposing team's pitcher's mound. The incident occurred in the sixth inning of an early-season game. A-Rod went from first to third on a foul ball by Robinson Cano. On his trip back to first base, Rodriguez walked over the mound. After a double play ended the inning, Braden started yelling at A-Rod, who later said he'd never heard of the rule. When asked about it after the game, Braden suggested Rodriguez "take a note from his captain" and not do it again.