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A dog named Manny Machado took home Best of Breed at the Westminster Dog Show

Photo via @twomooks on Twitter

We remain one agonizing day away from Spring Training, and with a three-day weekend thanks to Presidents Day, Adam Jones found himself with some free time. Like any patriotic American, Jones chose to spend it watching a bunch of TV -- specifically the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where he noticed something peculiar:

Yes, Adam, your eyes didn't deceive you; there really was a dog named Manny Machado. He's a Xoloitzcuintli (also known as a Mexican Hairless Dog, one of the oldest breeds in the world and the oldest in the Americas), and he even took home Best of Breed -- meaning he was the finest Xoloitzcuintli at the show. And, befitting both a world-class dog and All-Star third baseman, he's got quite a noble look:

While we're very proud of Manny, we can't help but wonder what heights he could have reached with Buck Showalter and his many inspirational sayings to help coach him along.  

Buck