I would vote for Joe Maddon if he were running for anything. Mayor. President. And when you watch him talk to reporters about Joel Peralta's ejection for using a foreign substance, you can see why he might have a future in the political field. This is from Sun Sports, by way of Rays Index.
Those are some delightful non-admission admissions, appeals to majority, and refreshing honesty. The anger is restrained, but the words are still forceful. And according to Rays Index, an earlier version of the video had Maddon calling the incident a "p**** move", in which the asterisks replace a euphemism for a cute lil' kitty cat, so I'm not sure why we had to put the asterisks in at all.
The crux of Maddon's argument is that the Nationals were aware of Peralta's pine-tar predilection when he was on their team, and their decision to question his methods was more of a strategic maneuver than an honest worry that the rules were being broken.