Manny Machado got revenge on Braves mascot Blooper a day after losing $300M to him
This week's four-game series between the Braves and Padres has been a back and forth between two of the most exciting young teams in baseball. But, the action off the field has been just as compelling.
It seems that Blooper, the Braves' mascot, has some beef with Padres star Manny Machado.
The series started on Monday with Machado acting like he was Blooper's uncle and getting him to fall for one of the oldest pranks in the book. On Tuesday, Blooper got a bit of revenge by surprising Machado by demanding payment after a seemingly free shoe shine.
Thanks, Blooper! 😂 pic.twitter.com/hnkAwP9gfj— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 30, 2019
On Wednesday night, Blooper truly escalated things by ... maybe committing a crime?
Oh, Manny.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 1, 2019
What did you just do?! 🙈 pic.twitter.com/mdjaD0Q61G
After a brief losing streak, Manny was determined to get the last laugh. So, when Blooper came up to him before Thursday's game, he wasn't going to let the mascot set the terms of engagement.
Blooper wanted all of Manny's smoke today....— Cut4 (@Cut4) May 2, 2019
...until he didn't. pic.twitter.com/hhe4ZtPIPX
After signalling that things were going to be different, Manny really turned the tables and righted the wrong of Blooper's attempted fraud.
Taken back! 😎— San Diego Padres (@Padres) May 2, 2019
That better teach Blooper not to mess with us! pic.twitter.com/8NT05PGJ8O
Either this is the natural conclusion of the Machado-Blooper beef wars or the next meeting between the Braves and Padres is going to be lit.
Eric Chesterton is a writer for MLB.com. He is an appreciator of the stolen base, the bunt against the shift and nearly every unconventional uniform design. He eagerly awaits Jamie Moyer's inevitable comeback.