Manny Machado seems to be getting on everyone’s last nerve this posteason.
Before today’s playoff game vs the Brewers, Machado pissed off Dodgers fans when he went out of his way to say that he wasn’t interested in “hustling” on plays during the playoffs because that wasn’t his “cup of tea”.
Via NY Post
I’ve been thinking about it and it happens every time, there’s no excuse for it honestly,” Machado said about his hustle. “I’ve never given excuses for not running. I’m not hurt, there’s no excuse but I’ve been the same player. … I’ve been doing this for [seven] years, I’m in The Show for [seven] years, I’ve done the same thing for [seven] years, I’ve been the same player.
“Obviously I’m not going to change, I’m not the type of player that’s going to be ‘Johnny Hustle,’ and run down the line and slide to first base and … you know, whatever can happen. That’s just not my personality, that’s not my cup of tea, that’s not who I am.”
During tonight’s game 4 of the NLCS, Machado found himself in the middle of more controversy when it appeared that he deliberately kicked Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar in the leg.