Professional athletes hang out with each other, it happens. Sometimes fans may not like to see stars of their team hanging with players from rival squads, but the athletes have no problem with it.
So it should come as little surprise to see Orioles star young third baseman Manny Machado at a Jay-Z concert with a few other baseball players, but when the other players include Alex Rodriguez, reaction tends to be different.
In the grand scheme of things, this is hardly a big deal. Machado grew up idolozing A-Rod, and how a player spends his offseason should not be an issue. But A-Rod? The Yankees? It all just stings a little.