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08:20 AM ET 08.13 | Welcome to the big leagues, Manny Machado. For months, the list of youngest players in the major leagues began like this: 1. Bryce Harper, 2. Mike Trout. Then the Orioles called up [Machado], who is three months older than Harper and 11 months younger than Trout. And who, based on his first four days in the big leagues, can fit in quite comfortably with both of them in terms of excitement generated. In his first game, Machado had a single, a triple and a standing ovation. In his second game, he had two home runs, another standing ovation and a curtain call. By Sunday, when he homered again, Orioles fans were greeting him in every at-bat with chants of "Man-ny! Man-ny!"

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August 13, 2012  08:49 AM ET

I think it's just a bit premature to be singing praises to this guy. Let's at least see him play for a month before the fellating begins.

August 13, 2012  08:51 AM ET

It's football season and Baltimore is still talking about baseball. Oriole magic is back.

August 13, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think it's just a bit premature to be singing praises to this guy. Let's at least see him play for a month before the fellating begins.

Hopefully Machado will be consistent. Harper seems like he has fallen off after the all-star. Trout is just ridiculously good!

August 13, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Hopefully Machado will be consistent. Harper seems like he has fallen off after the all-star. Trout is just ridiculously good!

It would be nice to see this guy succeed, no doubt. The Orioles could really use an injection of youthful talent.

August 13, 2012  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I think it's just a bit premature to be singing praises to this guy. Let's at least see him play for a month before the fellating begins.

Indeed. 3 games doesn't make a career.

August 13, 2012  10:08 AM ET

Go Get Um Kid!!!

August 13, 2012  10:15 AM ET

Just think how the O's fans would have felt had the management pull the string on that deal that would have sent him to Milwaukee for Greinke.

August 13, 2012  11:35 AM ET

Manny being Manny?

August 13, 2012  11:54 AM ET
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Just think how the O's fans would have felt had the management pull the string on that deal that would have sent him to Milwaukee for Greinke.

So true. As I'm O's fan though, Machado has batted against the worst pitchers in the majors and I just hope he does well against the better pitchers.

August 13, 2012  12:13 PM ET

It's always exciting to see another young talent come up to the bigs but you have to give it some time before you really know what a player is going to be at this level.

August 13, 2012  01:17 PM ET

Manny sure looks a lot like Bryce Harper

August 13, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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Manny sure looks a lot like Bryce Harper

Well, at least that is closer than the RA Dickey picture--Harper is holding a bat, and the story is about how well Machado hit in his first 3 games! Maybe the interns need a curfew and a 3 beer limit.

August 13, 2012  04:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Well, at least that is closer than the RA Dickey picture--Harper is holding a bat, and the story is about how well Machado hit in his first 3 games! Maybe the interns need a curfew and a 3 beer limit.

Based on how bad the interns do with pictures for these T&Rs they should lay off alcohol altogether on work nights.

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August 13, 2012  10:25 PM ET
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Hopefully Machado will be consistent. Harper seems like he has fallen off after the all-star. Trout is just ridiculously good!

I think Bryce has put too much pressure on himself. The team is doing so well and I think he tries to be an All-Star every at-bat. He'll soon get to his zone again when he realizes he doesn't need to carry the team all by himself. Machado looks terrific....after a few games. I do hope he does well. Good looking kid so far. I agree with you about Trout. Unbelievable.

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