Manny Machado of the Padres, who will be in Chicago for a three-game series against the Cubs starting Friday, didn’t say much when baseball suspended him one game for arguing balls and strikes in June.

The umpires came after him on social media, likening throwing a bat to workplace violence and Machado still didn’t say a whole lot. He lost his appeal, served his one-game ban and never addressed it again.

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Machado, however, had a whole lot to say Tuesday night about MLB Network analysts Eric Byrnes and Dan Plesac coming to the defense of Jake Marisnick, who recently was banned two games for hospitalizing the Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy with a home plate collision. Marisnick was plunked by the Angels on Tuesday, took it in stride and even calmed his teammates down when benches cleared.

Good on Marisnick, Machado says.

But if it were Machado in the middle of that brouhaha?

Here is where Machado makes his biggest underlying point.

“The biggest tools out there,” Machado said. “They’ve (Byrnes and Plesac) got to protect their people. Machado? Forget about Machado. Machado.”

He repeats his name, accenting its Latino pronunciation.

“Machado. That’s the key word. Machado. Latino. Tu sabe (you know).”

He goes on.

“God forbid Machado talks to an umpire and gets crushed, gets suspended a game because I was arguing balls and strikes. Whoopty doo. Other people do the same, they just get a slap on the wrist. It’s all good though. It’s all good. I just want people understand where we come from, understand what it really is. Don’t listen to these guys on TV. The don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s ridiculous. This game, it’s (expletive) nuts. … Lo Latino, we have to stick together all day.”

There is certainly history between Machado and Byrnes, with Machado’s playoff antics coming under fire in Byrnes’ email newsletter last October. He stepped on the Brewers’ Jesus Aguilar during last year’s NLCS. He addressed a perceived lack of hustle by telling Ken Rosenthal that he was not “Johnny Hustle.” It wasn’t the first time that he’d been portrayed by anyone — or Byrnes — as a villain in the game.

“We all make stupid mistakes and let our emotions get the best of us,” Byrnes wrote last October. “As the years have gone on, I have done everything in my power to give Machado the benefit of the doubt. Yet, he obviously has not grown up and continues to be a complete and total disgrace to the game of baseball.

“Machado is an incredibly talented player and is set to hit the free agent market this winter. If I was the owner of any of the 30 MLB clubs, there is ZERO chance I would give this dude 1 (expletive) dollar.

“Baseball has chewed up and spit out the very best players who have ever played the game, and it’s just a matter of time before Machado is kicked to the curb just like the rest of us.”

The Padres signed Machado to a $300 million deal in February. He has embraced being a leader and his teammates have praised him for that and his work ethic, with veteran Greg Garcia saying, “Everyone on this team absolutely loves Manny. … He is, honestly, one of the better teammates I’ve ever had.”

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