Another bench-clearer in baseball on Sunday, when Manny Machado, 3rd baseman for the Baltimore Orioles, let go of a bat after swinging at a pitch thrown by the Oakland A’s Fernando Abad.
One pitch earlier, Abad’s inside pitch brushed Machado back – and everyone thinks the bat toss was an answer to that. Everyone thinks Machado intended for the bat to go back to the mound, but it went to 3rd base instead.
Looks like Machado’s taking bat-throwing lessons from 50 Cent.
For the record, both Machado and Abad were ejected from the game.