Padres slugger Manny Machado seems to be settling in with his new team just fine. He’s hitting .273 — far better than Bryce Harper has fared thus far — with 20 home runs, and 57 RBIs.
And, most importantly, he already seems to understand the significance of the team’s biggest interstate rival — the Los Angeles Dodgers. The SoCal rivalry is very much real, with Dodgers fans making a habit of attempting to invade Petco Park — and often succeeding.
So when a heckler at Dodger Stadium attempted to troll Machado, he fired back with a perfect response — which included a World Series guarantee of sorts.
“I bet you my contract we’ll win the World Series before you [Dodgers] guys, do,” Machado chirped.
Machado was awarded a massive 10-year, $300 million contract, so that’s one heck of a guarantee.