Machado: Baseball is ‘a little boring’ to watch

Posted: 18/07/2017 in MLB, Sports
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Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado much prefers his position on the field as opposed to being in the stands when it comes to enduring a Major League Baseball game.

Machado was on hand for the All-Star Game in Miami earlier this week as a spectator for the first time in three seasons. While he said he enjoyed cheering on teammate Jonathan Schoop and several other friends, he found the game a touch mundane.

“Yeah, it’s a little boring to watch it,” Machado said, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. “I don’t know how people go out there and watch games. Now I know why sometimes people don’t come to games.”

Machado isn’t the first MLB superstar to take a shot at the sport.

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper said prior to last season that he believes baseball is a “tired sport” because players can’t express themselves.

Fortunately for Machado and Harper – along with other players and fans who share their views – MLB commissioner Rob Manfred is looking to speed up the game by trying to eliminate some of its dead time, while also encouraging players to show emotion while playing.


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