A day after being selected for the 2013 All-Star Game and with the game on the line in New York, Manny Machado knocked a grounder toward the dugout, picked it up and made an amazing throw off of his back foot to end the sixth.
Immediately, national writers took notice. Here are just a few tweets in reaction to Machado's amazing play.
Somewhere, Brooks Robinson is saying: I can't believe Manny Machado got to that ball.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 7, 2013
Never seen that before: manny machado throws hitter out on grounder w/ momentum taking him practically into dugout. #unreal— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 7, 2013
Machado, momentum taking him deep into foul ground, threw across body to get out at first. Probably best infield throw I've seen in person.— Joe Lemire (@SI_JoeLemire) July 7, 2013