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Maddon is Not Worried About Umps

The Rays have had a lot of run-ins with the umpires this season. David Price and that whole deal with Tom Hallion. Joe Maddons multiple ejections. But Maddon tells Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times that hes not worried about retaliation or getting boned on future calls:

You only get a bad reputation if the complaints are not warranted, he said. I think if you cry wolf, if you argue at the inappropriate times, if youre always on the field just to make noise, thats different. But I think if theyre warranted, I think then you gain even more respect.

Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports


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