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Video: Manny Machado makes a ridiculous throw

Jul 30, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

Albert Pujols can barely move these days and for some reason went with a pop-up slide into first base, but this throw on Wednesday night from Manny Machado was still fantastic …

Gary Thorne on the call makes it even better — he’s pretty well-known but still kind of underrated.

  1. bmoreballers - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    That’s manny being manny

    • mmeyer3387 - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      Yes, Manny is a very good defensive player, clearly he’s proved that with his play over the years. Still, he needs to mature a little bit and bring his offensive game up to the next level. Buck seems to have him going in the right direction. Furthermore, he’s lucky to have a good manger and a team with good leadership. The O’s were none of these things when they first drafted Manny.

      • cshearing - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:30 AM

        I see you took the bait.

  2. gargamelsmentor - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    The Nationals would prefer you to please use the feed from the ESPN telecast.

  3. historiophiliac - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    Oh, mercy!

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

      I never get tired of hearing him say that.

  4. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    This was his best play yet. Truely amazing.

    • moogro - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      Cruelly written.

      • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 31, 2014 at 8:04 AM

        Sorry cell phones are hard to type on.

    • cdrion21 - Jul 31, 2014 at 9:20 AM

      No his best play was that play against Tampa his rookie season. When you facor in the situation, standings, and time of the year that play was much bigger.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:04 AM

      Wonderful play to be sure. But not even close to the throw from the dugout last year.
      That throw last year was one of the best plays I have ever seen. And I am old. Real old.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      It’s a very fun topic. Ranking Machado’s plays. What impressed me so much was the arm strength he showed last night. He was further away than the one against the Yankees but threw a rocket. The other two I really loved was the fake throw to get the Tampa runner straying off thirdbase. And then of course one of my personal favorites was the short grounder in front of shortstop he grabbed with two fingers and fired a bullet to get a very speedy runner just in the nick of time.

  5. sportsfan18 - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Manny and the Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons are so fun to watch…

    I hope they both remain healthy and play a long time.

    Imagine them on the same team together.

    That’s happened once in the game before with Brooks Robinson at 3rd and Mark Belanger at short for the O’s. It simply wasn’t fair.

    Belanger is 2nd all time in defensive War and Brooks is 3rd all time and they were on the left side of the infield together for the O’s.

  6. dsaverno - Jul 30, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    He just made another to end the game. Wow!

  7. joejacks - Jul 30, 2014 at 11:42 PM

    He slid to avoid a collusion with the first baseman

    • nvl004 - Jul 31, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      yeah that maybe the only explanation….still looked weird

  8. badandy519 - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:05 AM

    THAT was a hose…..

  9. dowhatifeellike - Jul 31, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Thorne is fantastic as long as you ignore his small-talk. He sounds like he’s drunk half the time.

  10. djpostl - Jul 31, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    That Pujols deal is just looking more painful with each passing moment. Dude’s legs are done.

  11. stlouis1baseball - Jul 31, 2014 at 11:03 AM

    He slid because he saw the throw was up the line.
    As a result, he wanted to avoid the potential tag and/or collision.

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