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World Series 2018: Manny Machado channels both Marshawn Lynch and Crash Davis in interview session

Baseball null null BOSTON — Marshawn Lynch would be proud.Manny Machado, the superstar turned star heel during the postseason for his choices on the base paths, had just one thing to say Monday afternoon in the State Street Pavilion in Fenway Park: “I’m here to win a World Series.” He varied the wording a bit, but that was the basic repetitive idea. Machado became the focus of angst for Milwaukee fans during the NLCS, after a couple of questionable slides into second base and then dragging his foot across first baseman Jesus Aguilar’s foot after he was out by a couple steps in Game 5 in L.A.Machado was greeted by raucous boos every time he stepped out of the dugout at Miller Park. He was asked if it might be nice not to hear the same level of booing at Fenway during the first two games of the World Series.  “We’re in the World Series, man,” he said with a smile. “It doesn’t get any better than this, honestly. We’ll go out there, step on the field. We’ve worked our butts to get here. It doesn’t get any better.”Manny Machado's interview session, summed up in 14 seconds ... pic.twitter.com/siX38PU6sf— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 22, 2018Thing[......]

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Are the baseballs juiced? Pitchers are suspicious

null null Baseball null Are the baseballs juiced? Or is it just sour grapes?Some major league pitchers will tell you the numbers don’t lie, pointing to the record 1,144 home runs hit in the first two months of t夜网论坛he season. “That kind of speaks for itself, doesn’t it,’’ Cubs starter Jon Lester, a 14-year veteran, told USA Today . “The numbers are through the roof.“I think there’s something up with the ball. It seems almost like the ones they use in the Home Run Derby with the way it flies." MORE: Watch 'ChangeUp,' a new live whiparound show on DAZNBack in the day, it was "chicks dig the long ball," which became part of a Nike ad campaign featuring future Hall of Fame pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.Now, Lester told USA Today, it's all about the millennials."That’s the thing baseball people want to see, all of these homers, and how far they went," Lester said. "It gives the millennials something to look at and talk about with all of the stats, spin rates, launch angles and all of that stuff."Lester is no stranger to allowing home runs. Going into Saturday's play, his 235 home runs allowed were 10th among active pitchers. He has allowed three[......]

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