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Manny Machado Is Mad The Red Sox Keep Throwing At Him

If you don’t feel like watching the video, I can sum up Machado’s interview in a GIF:

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Look, I’m a Red Sox fan so I’m obviously going to side with them in this situation, but Machado just comes off as a whiner, especially when you look at the big picture. Manny Machado slid late and injured Dustin Pedroia a few weeks ago. I won’t call it a dirty play because that implies that Machado was trying to hurt Pedroia intentionally and I don’t think that was the case. Pedroia did end up getting hurt and missing some games though, and Pedroia is the longest tenured Red Sox on the roster. The unwritten rules of baseball state that if you injure one of my guys, intentionally or not, I’m going to throw some heat at you. While I don’t like that Matt Barnes threw at Machado’s head, I do agree that he should’ve been thrown at. The Orioles felt compelled to respond and over the last two games have thrown at Andrew Benetendi’s head and hit Mookie Betts in the thigh. The Betts pitch was inarguably intentional and while some say the Benetendi pitch was an accident, it was still a fastball up near the head.

If I’m Manny Machado, I’m expecting something coming at me very fast, and that’s exactly what Chris Sale did last night. For Machado to react the way he did in the post game interview is childish, and if he wasn’t expecting to be thrown at again then he needs to wake the hell up. If he really wants to place the blame somewhere for the ‘rivalry’ between the Sox and O’s, maybe he should have a talk with his manager who has consistently whined about the Red Sox for the past 6 years. If it’s not the Red Sox high salary (which is a laughable argument, considering the O’s have a salary north of $150 million) it’s that the Sox get too much sympathy for player’s who were battling the flu. Showalter is an instigator, and whether he does it because he actually hates the Red Sox or because of his own glaring shortcomings as a Major League manager is besides the point. Baseball is a reactionary sport, and if Manny Machado doesn’t want to get thrown at anymore, he should sit his ass on the bench, because the Sox aren’t going to stop coming for him.


Seth Rollins Threw Out The First Pitch At The Orioles Game Yesterday & Made Me Feel Pretty Good About Myself

Seth Rollins is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He’s the present and future of the WWE, an incredible athlete and pretty much living his dream. WWE Payback was in Baltimore last night, so Rollins threw out the first pitch at the Orioles game yesterday afternoon. It wasn’t the worst pitch I’ve ever seen, but I now know that I can do something better than Seth Rollins, and it feels pretty damn good. I’m not a major league pitcher, but I can throw a baseball pretty well. Seth Rollins, on the other hand, doesn’t seem like he has the skill set to make a throw from the pitcher’s mound to home plate. He can do a standing backflip and a 450 splash from the top rope, but he can’t throw a baseball as good as me. Which one is more impressive? On second thought, don’t answer that question.

– Ryan

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