For whatever reason, Manny Machado keeps finding himself smack dab in the middle of controversial plays that either border the line of acceptability or go much further, depending on one's perspective. The San Diego Padres superstar was involved in yet another "uh, did he really need to do that" moment during Sunday Night Baseball against the St. Louis Cardinals when he prevented second baseman Tommy Edman from turning a 4-3 double play via a takeout slide some 30 feet from the bag.
Machado both has a right to the baseline and the right to elude any tag. Technically, he could have barreled through Edman, risking injury to both he and the Cardinals player. So, technically, this could have been worse. And mildly dirtier.