For some, that weird stage of the MLB offseason where several players hadn't signed feels like it was ages ago. Not Yankees fans, though.
For some, that weird, late stage of the MLB offseason where several star players hadn't signed with any teams yet feels like it was ages ago. Not for Yankees fans, apparently, whom at the very least, appear to have not forgotten those who spurned them.
On Monday, Manny Machado and the Padres made their first road trip to New York this year. It also marked the first since Machado chose to sign with San Diego over New York because New York never submitted much of an offer. During Machado's first at-bat, the Bronx crowd voiced its frustration rather clearly, booing him as he entered the batter's box.
To the pleasure of Yankee Stadium, Yankees righthander Chad Green struck out Machado on four pitches.
However, while Yankees fans may get their digs in and feel some sort of vindication in taunting Machado, he likely won't mind it at the end of the day. After all, the All-Star slugger signed a 10-year, $300 million contract with the Padres this offseason.