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|Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 08:19 pm||
|Manny Machado has no love for the Boston Red Sox.
The Baltimore Orioles' superstar third baseman was once again targeted by a Red Sox pitcher Tuesday, this time being thrown behind by Chris Sale in the first inning, and he let reporters know he's tired of being Boston's focus for retribution with a profanity-laced postgame tirade.
"I mean, that's stuff that you don't fucking do. But I mean, I'm not on that side. I'm not in that organization," Machado told reporters. "They're still thinking about that same slide that I did. There was no intention on hurting anybody and I'm still paying, I'm still trying to get hit at.
"Get thrown at on my fucking head. They're fucking throwing everywhere. It's fucking bullshit, you know, I've lost my respect for that organization, that coaching staff and everyone over there."
Machado didn't stop there, going on to call on Major League Baseball to intervene.
"If you're going to fucking hit me, hit me. Go ahead. Fucking hit me. Don't let this fucking keep lingering fucking around. Don't keep trying to fucking hit people. It's fucking bullshit ... the MLB should do something about it," he continued. "Fucking pitchers out there with fucking balls in their hands throwing 100-mph trying to hit people.
"I've got a fucking bat, too. I could go up there and crush somebody if I wanted to. But you know what? I'll get suspended for a year and the pitcher only gets suspended for two games. That's not cool."
Machado was nearly plunked by Sale just one batter after Adam Jones received a standing ovation from the fans at Fenway Park. The pitch appeared to be revenge for Dylan Bundy hitting Mookie Betts on Monday, though the bad blood between the two teams has been brewing ever since Machado spiked Dustin Pedroia with a slide on April 22.
If the Red Sox attempt to throw at Machado again Wednesday, the infielder warned he may have to take matters into his own hands.
"We'll just have to find out tomorrow and see. They're probably going to try to hit me again ... I'm just going to have to wear it and see what happens," he told MASN's Gary Thorne. "If I have to take care of business on my own then I'm gonna have to do something."
Sale, though, didn't seem to bat an eye upon hearing of Machado's comments.
"Whatever man. ... I'm not losing sleep over it," he said, according to WEEI's Ryan Hannable.