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May 31, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. (25) reaches for the ball against the Tampa Bay Rays in the eighth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Jackie Bradley Jr. puts damper on Machado's day (Video)

We all know about the feud between Manny Machado and the Oakland A’s, but what did he do to earn the ire of Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr.?

In the seventh inning with the Orioles up 6-1 and looking for more, Bradley did this:

If that wasn’t enough, he came up with this gem with two outs in the ninth with the game tied at 6:

This kept the game tied, as it still is now after 11 innings.

So for those of you scoring at home, Bradley threw out Machado at home in the seventh inning.  Then he took away what would have been a go ahead RBI double with two outs in the ninth.

Is Bradley paying back Orioles manager Buck Showalter for his comments about John Lackey?  Is Bradley a good friend of Derek Norris or Josh Donaldson?  Is he a closet A’s fan?

Who knows, but if he keeps treating Machado like this, people are going to start to wonder.

The moral of the story is: don’t upset Jackie Bradley Jr.  Or any of his friends, teammates, college buddies, or people from his neighborhood.  You may just be the next to get the ‘Machado treatment’ from the Boston outfielder.

 

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