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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Machado brings Manny Mania to rebuilding Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — When word of Manny Machado’s $300 million, 10-year contract with the San Diego Padres broke early in spring training, team officials wouldn’t immediately confirm the deal because the All-Star slugger still had to pass a physical.

But that didn’t keep general partner Peter Seidler, a nephew of former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Pete O’Malley, from expressing what a monumental move it was for a franchise that had mostly stumbled and bumbled through its 50-year history.

While executive chairman Ron Fowler played the straight man at an impromptu news conference, Seidler couldn’t keep from smiling. He then essentially confirmed that yes, the rebuilding Padres had actually pulled off the splashiest move in their history.

Take a good, long look, folks- this very well may be the last time people ever get excited for Manny Machado.

 

QLE Posted: March 20, 2019 at 07:42 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 20, 2019 at 01:34 PM (#5824035)
San Diego is a pretty chill town and he's a great player on the field. This might not turn out too bad. I could see him put up some big numbers for a while and please the fans.
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: March 20, 2019 at 01:50 PM (#5824044)
I don't like Machado, but I'm rooting hard for this to work out for the Pads.
   3. Man o' Schwar Posted: March 20, 2019 at 02:29 PM (#5824058)
Manny Mania is the new monomania (if the thing you are obsessively enthused about is Manny Machado).
   4. RoyalFlush Posted: March 20, 2019 at 05:34 PM (#5824129)
My monomania is momomania.

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