You can't blame Manny Machado here for wearing his emotions on his sleeve. The Red Sox have had their pink hat panties in a bunch ever since Machado slid into Dustin Pedroia 10 days ago. It was pretty clear when the slide happened that Machado wasn't trying to hurt Pedroia. He even caught him and tried to hold up to prevent further injury. If you have ever watched Machado run the bases despite his enormous talent you will realize he is an awful baserunner and even worst slider. It's could be due to the fact he's blown out both knees already.
Anyways the Red Sox kept drinking their cranberry juice and two days later Matt Barnes threw at Machado's head. It was a bush league move and honestly it was expected because the Red Sox are managed by a notorious cocksucker in John Farrell. I mean that as respectfully as it's written. The Orioles take the high road and Machado shows his maturity by not charging the mound.
It should have been over but fast forward to Monday night with Baltimore in Fenway Park. You have racist fans throwing out N-word insults to Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones and even throwing a bag of peanuts at him as he's leaving the field. It was an ugly scene. We all know Boston has a reputation for being a racist city it just sucks to see it in 2017. As liberal as it is it's still a place where black people aren't really welcomed unless they are helping you win a championship and even then you still aren't completely welcomed. Case in point Bill Russell. So Boston does the right thing and their mayor, governor, team president, GM, players, etc. all come out and apologize for the behavior and actions that Jonesy was victim to. All appeared good when the Fenway faithful gave Jonesy a standing ovation with his first plate appearance in the first. Even Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale backed off the mound and let Jonesy sink in the moment. I give props to those actions. Unfortunately all the good will ended with the next batter.
Machado comes up after Jones strikes out and the first pitch is directly behind his knee caps. Sale clearly threw it at Machado but missed him. Machado and the Orioles again took the high road and didn't start a bench clearing brawl. The Red Sox apparently still had a heavy flow of vaginal secretion from the night before because Mookie Betts got hit by Dylan Bundy in the 6th inning of a two run ball game. A game in which the Orioles were winning. A game in which they put Betts at first with the hot hitting Hanley Ramirez coming up next. But the Red Sox insist it was intentional. You can't fix stupid.
I don't blame Machado at all for going off on the entire Red Sox organization. Could he have said it more eloquently with less profanity? Sure. But we are talking about a player who did nothing wrong and even Pedroia acknowledged it and threw his own team under the bus saying they handled it wrong and it wasn't him. They have now thrown at Machado five times this year. Of course he is going to get pissed off and drop some F bombs and call out the Red Sox as a classless organization because that is the way they are behaving.
The Red Sox need to grow the fuck up. Not every hard slide or inside pitch is meant to injure you. I've never seen a more sensitive bunch of babies on a baseball field and I blame it all on their manager in Farrell. He's the douche who keeps poking the flames. He's the one telling Eduardo Rodriguez, Barnes and now Sale to throw at Machado. Farrell should be suspended for a long, long time but of course MLB does nothing to protect one of their biggest stars in Machado. They gave Barnes a 4 game suspension. Now imagine if they throw at Machado again tonight and he charges the mound like he did last year on Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura (RIP). Machado is looking at a 4 game suspension at a minimum.
You know it's got embarrassing for the Red Sox when ex-players like Mike Lowell and Pedro Martinez basically apologize and are embarrassed by the actions of the team right now. This bush league shit needs to stop before somebody gets seriously hurt. One fastball to the head can not only end a career but it can end a life. Unfortunately the Red Sox don't have the leadership to accept responsibility for their idiotic behavior.