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Joe Maddon sends a message to pine tar heckler

The Joel Peralta pine tar saga continued Thursday night at Nationals Park, when well-known D.C. heckler Robin Ficker started spewing some choice words at Rays skipper Joe Maddon.

According to a fan sitting nearby, Ficker yelled, "Check for pine tar," and, "See, Maddon, it can be done without pine tar" at the Rays' skipper.

Maddon got the last laugh, however, penning "Stick up for those you care about" on a pine tar-smeared ball and tossing it up to Ficker.

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