MLB recently published its list of each team’s favorite nemesis, and San Diego Padres’ Manny Machado was named that of the Milwaukee Brewers
Looking back to Game 4 of the 2018 NLCS when San Diego Padres third baseman, Manny Machado, who was with the Los Angeles Dodgers at the time, ran out of a routine groundball. As he approached first base, it appeared that he clipped Jesus Aguilar in the heel.
That move lead to some chattering between Aguilar and Machado after the play, with benches clearing, although nothing materialized from the two teams meeting on the field. After Machado singled in the bottom of the 13th inning, the two sides appeared to put the incident behind them.
However, that didn’t stop the Milwaukee Brewers’ faithful from incessantly booing him in Games 6 and 7 back at Miller Park. And don’t think it stopped there either. When Machado signed with the Padres, Brewer fans were back at when the Padres visited Miller Park.
Brewers’ outfielder, Christian Yelich‘ is on record saying the move was “a dirty play by a dirty player.” Ok, Boomer.
You would expect when first seeing MLB’s list, that the player would be within the NL Central division, but I suppose given how that series played out, Brewer fans are salty about it in general.
Depending on what happens with the 2020 MLB season, there is the potential for the Brewers and Padres to be in the same division temporarily. So don’t expect the booing to stop anytime soon.
What do you think about the play when it first happened?