(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) Major League Baseball star Manny Machado gave an interview this week wearing a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ t-shirt, which lit up Twitter with equal parts praise and criticism for the baller’s choice of attire.
Machado, who plays for the San Diego Padres, has won several Gold Gloves at both third base and shortstop. He has also made the MLB All-Star team on several occasions.
During the interview he did not elaborate on his t-shirt choice, but the message is clear: he is no fan of our geriatric president, Joe Biden.
San Diego Padres’ Third Baseman Manny Machado wore a “Let’s Go Brandon” shirt at Spring Training 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/b2qe1oNDhP
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 25, 2022
Though the perennial all-star has never elaborated publicly on his political views, the decision to wear the shirt marks a sharp departure from Major League Baseball’s decidedly leftist views.
Last season, the league pulled its All-Star game from Atlanta, Georgia, caving to woke crusaders and corporations who were angry that Georgians wanted only Georgians to vote in Georgia’s elections.
Biden demanded at the time that the league move the game in order to protest “voter suppression.” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred threw a temper tantrum about Georgia’s alleged voter suppression soon after.
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” Manfred said at the time.
He also committed his league to supporting leftist policies, but only within reason.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” he declared.
According to Manfred, the MLB tries to be apolitical, but sometimes it simply has to cave to leftist demands.
“We always have tried to be apolitical,” he said. “Obviously there was a notable exception this year. I think our desire is to try to avoid another exception to that general rule.”