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WATCH: This Kid’s Fervent Reaction to News MLB Star Manny Machado Won’t Be Joining Yankees is Priceless

ESPN reported Tuesday that star slugger Manny Machado — fresh off his World Series appearance for the Los Angeles Dodgers — has signed a deal to join the San Diego Padres.

The Yankees, as always with such high-profile free agents, were rumored to be a potential suitor. And one of the team’s youngest, most passionate fans, had an absolutely priceless reaction to the news.

As captured by a Sportsnet New York (SNY) cameraman at Tampa’s Legends Field — the spring training home of the Yankees — the little kid appeared truly bummed (though he pretended not to be) to learn that Machado won’t be joining the Bronx Bombers.

“GOOD! I DON’T WANT MACHADO ON THE YANKEES!” The boy said.

Why not? The cameraman asked.

“I don’t want anybody from the AL East,” the boy said — referring to Machado’s previous stint as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. He added, “You’re not going to take a guy you hate from another team…It’s kind of like taking Tom Brady from the Patriots and adding him to the Dolphins! It just doesn’t happen!”

Sports talk radio hosts, look out. This little guy’s coming for your spot.

Watch above, via SNY.

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