Was Manny Machado's slide in the 8th inning a late slide or dirty slide? Machado certainly didn't think so, and he started to help Pedroia as soon as he popped up after contact was made.
Red Sox manager John Farrell had a slightly different take on the matter.
"If the rule is in place to protect the middle infielder, then it didn't work tonight," Farrell said. "It was a late slide."
Dustin Pedroia, not so much.
"I've turned double plays in the big leagues for 11 years," he said. "It's my job, and it's not the first time I've been hit and it won't be the last. It's baseball, man."
Manny Machado is a dirty player. pic.twitter.com/xrpU67PfFY— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) April 22, 2017
What say you: normal baseball play or dirty slide?
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