Red Sox fans give great replies to MLB tweet on Yankees’ Manny Machado meeting originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com
The New York Yankees will meet with third baseman Manny Machado this week, and Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account asked fans for their best free-agent pitch.
As you might expect, many Red Sox fans, fresh off a World Series celebration, chimed in with responses. Several of them were pretty funny. Here’s a round up of the best ones.
Machado, of course, was the final out of the 2018 World Series when Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale struck out the Dodgers star on a nasty breaking ball in Game 5. Machado didn’t play well in the Fall Classic and was accused of dirty play when he was seen stepping on Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce in Game 4. It certainly wasn’t the best show he could have put on for potential free-agent suitors.
Still, Machado is expected to get a massive long-term contract as an elite player in the prime of his career. The Red Sox vs. Yankees rivalry was reinvigorated last season when Boston eliminated New York in the American League Division Series, and the tensions between these teams only will increase if Machado takes his talents to the Bronx in free agency.