After apologizing to his Orioles teammates during a players-only meeting Monday, third baseman Manny Machado made a public apology for his actions in Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Oakland Athletics.
Machado said he allowed his “emotions to get the best of me” when he let go of his bat and it flew down the third base line, prompting both benches and dugouts to clear for the second time in the three-game series.
In a recorded interview on the club-owned Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, Machado said he was sorry for what happened Sunday. He was not made available to other media until after Monday's game.
After “seeing the replay over and over...