"This is what we play baseball for."
Manny Machado is finally playing in meaningful September games for the first time since signing with the San Diego Padres in 2019. (60-game season not withstanding)
Machado discussed how much fun he's having and what it means to be in playoff contention in September, the impact Albert Pujols had on him and what he learned about longevity plus if meeting Paul George was enough to turn him into a Los Angeles Clippers fan.
photo: Marty Caswell