Manny Machado was Enemy No. 1 for Boston Red Sox fans during their 2018 World Series matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers, so in that sense, it was fitting the All-Star third baseman struck out to end the Fall Classic in Game 5.
Not only that, but Machado’s swing on Red Sox ace Chris Sale’s breaking ball was off-balance and rather embarrassing.
Boston celebrated its World Series championship with a duck boat parade in Boston on Wednesday morning, but before the rolling rally began, Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker was among the people who spoke to fans at Fenway Park, and he couldn’t help but poke some fun at Machado’s final swing.
Baker, a Republican, is running for re-election against Democratic candidate Jay Gonzalez. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.