Manny Machado Faked Out The Orioles Announcers, Camera Crew, 26,076 Fans, And One Tampa Bay RayS

This incredibly perceptive play by 20-year-old Manny Machado, which ended the top of the ninth and preceded his leadoff hit and eventual game-winning score a few minutes later, is impressive in that it's so simple and fluid. It's born of pure, instinctual intellect, the kind that scouts salivate over and fail to describe with accurate wording. The highest compliment you could give is that the play was so devilishly good, you can't actually blame Rich Thompson for getting caught off the base. Anyone else would probably have done the same thing. Machado's fakery was just better. (Oh, and the Orioles are again tied for first place with the Yankees. These last two-and-a-half weeks are going to produce some insanely fun baseball.)

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