THANK-YOU, DAN CLARK.
It has been driving me CRaZy the way everybody has been comparing the two, like they rly think Manny Machado & Bryce Harper are of the same caliber.
Manny is 100% going to bless whichever lucky team finally lands him. Harper is going to bring two hair dryers &, ok, probs some home runs.
Unrivaled defensive capabilities aside-
I’m also willing to bet that Manny hits MORE home runs AND hits for a better average …&, that at the end of the 2019 season, Manny from Miami will have an OPS above Bryce’s & a brighter future.
If Manny ends up with the Padres, it’s really what we all deserve.
I wouldn’t be mad at it. It would give me an excuse to plan a weekend trip to San Diego & finally check out Petco Park.
I think the Padres might surprise people this year & signing Manny would be a great way to start.
I also think of a sad, tan man from San Diego, who I met on a Grapeline Wine Tour in 2015. He was really bummed out about his son deciding to quit baseball. & the Padres.
Can you imagine a world where Manny Machado helps bring the Padres to their first World Series win? Wouldn’t you rather see that than see the Yankees or Red Sox or even the Astros win (again)? (Sad, tan man would.)
Isn’t imagining That World part of the BeAuTy of BaSeBAll
Even if it’s really, really, really unlikely-
You still gotta believe, right?
It builds character (& possibly five grand.) I also firmly believe that this is why there is such a lack of character in so many Yankees fans-
(I guess if Manny ends up with the Yankees, which I know he’d love, it’ll be what I really deserve. >_<)
But for now, I’m going to revel in one of my favorite Manny/Orioles memories…
*ThAt TiMe* Yordano Ventura (may he rest in peace) hit Machado with a fastball & Manny charged the mound & Adam Jones PAID HIS FINE.
SOMEBODY PLZ SIGN MANNY MACHADO & ADAM JONES ALREADY.
*~* I *politely* DGAF about Bryce Harper. *~*