First look: Padres vs. Dodgers in NL Division Series

SAN DIEGO — In a playful mood in July 2019 at Dodger Stadium, Manny Machado decided to give as good as he got when a front-row heckler set his sights on the Padres’ newly minted $300 million man as he walked into the on-deck circle.Congrats … You’ve got 10 straight Octobers off … You could have had it all in L.A.Alternating windmills with the bat in each hand, Machado, surprisingly, turned to the Dodgers fan.“Bet you my contract,” he said, “that we’ll win the World Series before you guys do.”A bold if certainly not binding proposition as Machado settled into his new home in San Diego.While Mac…

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HEDGE accordingly