There has been tons of controversy recently surrounding whether the Nationals broke an unwritten rule of baseball when the Nationals had Joel Peralta after they were suspicious of him having a foreign substance which was a correct suspicion. Davey Johnson did the right thing in calling out Joel Peralta and Joe Maddon has said that Johnson was the real one that broke the rules because he broke an unwritten rule while Peralta a written down, official baseball rule. If a rule isn't written, then you do not have to follow it and Maddon can complain all he wants but his reliever got caught and now he is just embarrasing himself by putting his foot in his mouth. Maddon called the actions of Johnson "cowardly" and Maddon has no right to call out a guy who was following the official rulebook. Maddon is making himself look like a fool right now and Rays general manager Andrew Friedman should probably tell his manager to stop talking about the situation before he look really bad. Maddon is annoyed by this as most big leaguers do not care if the opposing pitcher is using pine tar but the written rules are the actual rules and that is the ultimate rules authority, not the unwritten rules that Maddon is saying Johnson violated. Davey Johnson did not break an unwritten rule of baseball as he knew he could give his own team momentum by getting the Rays reliever ejected before he threw a pitch. Davey Johnson knew exactly what he was doing, and he would do that again no matter what.