Fenway Park Cheers Dave Roberts, Boos Manny Machado Before World Series Game 1

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 24, 2018

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 22:  Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on during workouts ahead of the 2018 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 22, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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As expected, Boston Red Sox fans didn't provide a warm reception for Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado ahead of Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.

The Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato shared a clip of the reaction from the Boston crowd toward Machado during pregame ceremonies:

Jason Mastrodonato @JMastrodonato

Fenway Park showers Dave Roberts with love. Not as friendly for Manny Machado... https://t.co/ukaitWvTSG

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did, however, receive overwhelming cheers from Red Sox fans. Roberts played on the Red Sox team that won the World Series in 2004, the franchise's first since 1918.


Boston loves Dave Roberts. #WorldSeries https://t.co/jwZ0T0qtSy

Machado didn't exactly ingratiate himself to baseball fans in the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

He received an undisclosed fine for kicking the ankle of Brewers first baseman Jesus Aguilar while running to first in Game 4. He also appeared to make a lewd gesture toward Brewers fans during the Dodgers' Game 7 victory.

Machado's history with the Red Sox goes back to his time with the Baltimore Orioles. He especially drew the ire of Red Sox players and fans when he slid into second base and injured second baseman Dustin Pedroia last season.

The 26-year-old will likely remain a lightning rod throughout the Fall Classic.