Red Sox-Orioles Feud

Red Sox-Orioles Feud

Joe Byczek

There has been an on-going altercation between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles because of a slide into second base by Orioles Manny Machado that ended up cleating Red Sox Dustin Pedroia and sending him out of the game. The next day, they announced that he would be undergoing an MRI to see what damage might have happened.

A few days later, later into the series when the Sox were up by six in the sixth inning, they tried to take a shot at Machado by sailing a ball right behind him that hit the end of his bat. Matt Barnes, the Red Sox pitcher was ejected right away. Pedroia called over to Machado to apologize for what had happened as he had no idea that was going to happen and didn’t want it to happen at all.

The next series about three weeks later in Boston nothing changed. Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez announced that he would’ve beaned Machado if he were pitching on that night. That sparked all the action that was about to go down this series. Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy hit Red Sox Mookie Betts in the hip with a miss thrown curveball and was tossed on the spot with no warning. This ruling was very uncalled for and shouldn’t have ended the way it did. Later on in the game, Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones received racial slurs and had peanuts thrown at him during the game. This not only set off the whole team but baseball across the map.

The next day Machado announced that all of the beef had been over with and Adam Jones received a standing ovation at his first at bat that day. Everything seemed good and in the past until Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale hit Machado in the leg with a straight fastball. Both of the dugouts were warned right then and there. However, later in the game Machado got him by back hitting a two-run homerun and had some pretty bad words for them after the game.