Manny Machado helped lead the Dodgers to the World Series, but it appears his brief and turbulent run in Los Angeles may have come to an end this past Sunday night. Machado posted to his Instagram earlier this evening what certainly reads like a goodbye to the Dodger faithful:
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I’d like to thank the Los Angeles Dodgers organization for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to play for a World Series title. Wearing that iconic Dodger Blue everyday was truly an honor. To Doc, the coaching staff and the boys, it was a privilege going into battle with all of you! Something I’ll never forget!! Thank you to the Dodgers staff and front office for welcoming me and my wife with open arms from day one. To the Dodger Faithful and Pantone 294, you guys are amazing! 50,000 strong, bleeding Dodger Blue night in and night out. Thank you for making my experience as a Dodger, one I will cherish forever. I know we didn’t achieve our goal of bringing a championship back to Chavez Ravine, but there is no doubt in my mind that with this group of guys a World Series Title is on the horizon. Gracias por hacerme sentir como en casa. El Ministro
Thank you…was truly an honor…something I’ll never forget…I’ll cherish forever…can’t wait to pop 40 BOMBS at CBP next season…
Fine. He didn’t write that last part, but it sure seems like he’s on his way out of there.
I know. I know. You don’t want him, he doesn’t always hustle, and, of course, this:
Only time Manny Machado runs hard is when he’s hunting ankles. pic.twitter.com/W4XchcbVk2
— Baseball Fam (@ShtBallPlayrsDo) October 28, 2018
But here’s the silver lining: Boston fans HATE him, and I find that to be an extremely endearing quality:
— L.A. Times Sports (@latimessports) October 23, 2018
Say no more. I’m in.