“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,” Machado said in the interview, which was published in The Athletic. “That’s just not my personality, that’s not my cup of tea, that’s not who I am.
“Should I have run on that pitch? Yeah … but I didn’t and I gotta pay the consequences for it. It does look bad. It looks terrible. I look back at the video and I’m like, ‘Whoa, what was I doing?'”
Machado said that it’s not because he’s hurt, he just hasn’t always run hard on those plays.
“I’ve been thinking about it, and it happens every time. There’s no excuse for it, honestly,” Machado told Rosenthal. “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.”
Manny Machado is the GOAT. Wow. We need more professional athletes like this that are genuine and have self-awareness. Machado walks to first base when he hits a ground ball and doesn’t give a shit what anyone else feels about it. My new fav.
I. Love. This. Quote.
My man just put his middle finger up at every old lame baseball fan that thinks Babe Ruth is the best baseball player ever and that you have to sprint to first base even though it’s an automatic out.
Machado hit .297 with 37 homers and 107 RBIs this past season. He is one of the Top 10 most talented players in the entire league. Fuuuuuuuuck out of here if you think he’d be a better baseball player if he sprinted for an out instead of walking. It does not matter. Chill.
My favorite part is the end of that quote where he really opens up on how he’s actually taken the time to contemplate his lack of hustle. “I’ve been thinking about it”. That’s hilarious.
‘Hey, Manny, why don’t you ever hustle’.
‘Honestly Kenny, I’m glad you asked because I’ve been thinking about it a lot recently. It’s just because I simply don’t fucking want to. Suck my genitals’.
HAHAHAHA He even clarifies that it has nothing to do with injuries. Nope, it’s not a limp or an injury. Just does not give a shit about running when he doesn’t have to. Shout out to all the baseball nerds, who haven’t run for decades, screaming about Manny Machado being a ‘brat’ or ‘spoiled’.
*extremely entitled sports fan voice* ‘These players make millions. The least they can do is run to first. They should be running 24/7 actually’. No more team planes or busses. Make them run from city to city. Again, they’re millionaires, they should earn that money.’
Round of applause to Manny Machado not lying. I love that he isn’t fake promising that one day in the future he’ll hustle. Nope. I don’t want to, I’ve never wanted, nor will I ever want to. Fuck you, pay me.
Nothing but respect for my president.
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