Manny Machado crashed the All-Star Game thanks to brother-in-law Yonder Alonso
The All-Star Game festivities in Miami had a familiar yet surprising visitor today. Orioles third baseman
Machado happens to be married to A's first baseman
Cano was the All-Star Game MVP in the AL's 2-1 victory, and he was happy that Machado was there for it. "It's great to see a brother like him," he said to MLB.com's Christina De Nicola. "The way he comes and supports us, that's something that means a lot to us."
Although Machado's visit was a surprise to the baseball world, it wasn't to the group. "They knew. We've been talking for a while now, FaceTiming each other during the Derby," Machado explained. "It was fun that they always have me in mind. The least I can do is come here and show them some love."
Machado also stopped by with his family, where he hung out with his 1-year-old nephew, Alonso's son:
Based on the kid's interest in the baseball, Machado and Alonso might only be the first generation from that family to reach All-Star fame.
It's not every day that an active Major League player simply attends a game, but Machado was looking forward to it. "It's the first game I'm going to watch in a while," he said. "I'm excited to see all my friends, my family. It's going to be interesting to see it from the other side."
Machado might be a tough man to impress. After all, he knows a thing or two about excelling in All-Star play.