Manny Machado Welcomed Back To Camden Yards With Standing Ovation

Manny Machado may not be playing in orange and black anymore, but he's still welcomed at Camden Yards!

Machado currently plays for the San Diego Padres (after being traded mid-season last year to the LA Dodgers and then signing with the Padres for the 2019 season) and Tuesday, June 25 marked his homecoming back to Baltimore as his new team took on the Orioles. According to ESPN, Machado "admitted to feeling nervous" in regards to once again stepping onto the the field he called home from 2012-2018. The nerves didn't seem to last long however as he received a standing ovation from the crowd (plus a welcome home sign) when he stepped up to the plate for his first at-bat and then scored a homer at the top of the third inning.

Machado told reporters "The fans, like always, didn't disappoint. It was good to come back home. I wasn't expecting anything, but they did go above and beyond. It's truly special -- something that I'll never forget."

Padres manager Andy green seemingly agreed. He said "[Machado] gets tough receptions a lot of times. So to see a team that he considers home treat him the way they did today, it meant a lot to me, and I'm sure it meant a lot to him, as well."

The Padres topped the Orioles 8-3.

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