Manny Machado is one of the most talented young players in all of Major League Baseball, but the 21-year-old showed a troubling side of himself last weekend against the Athletics.
First, on Friday, Machado inexplicably freaked out when he didn't like the very routine tag that A's third baseman Josh Donaldson put on him, causing the benches to clear.
Then the next game, after taking an inside pitch near his shins, Machado flung his bat right at the A's third baseman after following through on a swing (probably not a coincidence). Donaldson had been subbed for by this point in the blowout win, but it was a really bush-league move by Machado that again caused benches to clear.
While those two plays grabbed the headlines, Machado also hit catcher Derek Norris in the helmet with his backswing not once, but twice, and smirked about it after the fact.
After the bat-throwing incident, Machado was given a five-game suspension and deserved all of it (h/t ESPN).