For the first time since he was traded last July, Manny Machado returned to Camden Yards as a visiting player when the San Diego Padres came to town Tuesday.
The Orioles faithful was very welcoming to Machado, who was a four-time All-Star in seven seasons with Baltimore.
They cheered him loudly when he was announced during pre-game introductions, and Machado signed hats, balls and shirts for Orioles fans prior to first pitch.
Manny Machado gets a loud cheer from the Baltimore Orioles fans as his name is announced in the Padres starting lineup. pic.twitter.com/hjv3xeX6bi— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) June 25, 2019
He received a standing ovation when he entered the batter's box for his first at-bat in the first inning. The Orioles welcomes him as well, playing a tribute video on the scoreboard as he took the box.
Welcome back, Manny! pic.twitter.com/bofY045BDz— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) June 25, 2019
Cheers for Manny Machado in Baltimore. As well there should be. pic.twitter.com/d9dVHrokt3— Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) June 25, 2019
And with that, Manny Machado has officially been welcomed back to Baltimore with a standing ovation.— NBC Sports Orioles (@NBCSOrioles) June 25, 2019
No boos whatsoever.
The applause for Machado didn't last too long, though. In his first at-bat, he struck out looking, and the Camden Yards crowd erupted in cheers.
He'd get his revenge however in the third, launching a solo shot to give the Padres a 5-1 lead. Manny homeruns are something the Orioles crowd is used to, but seeing it help the opponent had to sting a little.
An incredible homecoming. pic.twitter.com/P8cvUL7Go4— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 26, 2019
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