Manny Machado, the third baseman for the San Diego Padres, is better known as a defense wizard than a political outspoken man, but that changed when he spoke to local San Diego news outlet KUSI News on Wednesday.
Machado took some time off from preparing for the season to be interviewed to show off the media hits with a “Let’s Go Brandon” T-shirt. One reporter noted that Machado’s decision to become a politician could significantly reduce his chances of winning the Baseball Hall of Fame.
What a pity,
Manny Machado Cooperstown’s first ballot was guaranteed by the Hall of Famer, and now hateful Communist baseball writers will one day punish him for wearing the Let’s Go Brandon shirt.
I stand with Manny, he will always be the Hall of Famer in my book! pic.twitter.com/D0vGdhoO2h
– Nick Adams (ickNickAdamsinUSA) March 23, 2022
The reasons why he chose to wear a shirt with the popular conservative catchphrase were unclear, but it’s safe to say that Miami has made itself incredibly popular with the local right-wingers.
Machado is not the only celebrity who has unabashedly used his platform to pronounce the popular phrase. Just four days ago, country musician Kid Rock started Let’s Go Brandon Cheer at a bar in Nashville, much to the delight of the crowd.