#005 MANNY MACHADO & YONDER ALONSO The Brotherhood of Baseball; Manny Reveals Vaulted Nike Cleat Design; Yonder Alonso Shares Lessons Learned in MLB & Media

Diggin Deep Podcast

20-03-2024 • 1 hr 12 mins

San Diego Padres star Manny Machado and retired MLB player Yonder Alonso, both Miami-bred standouts, sit down with Eric Hosmer, Justin Su’a and Peter Moylan for an in-depth personal conversation about the brotherhood of professional baseball, and how it’s shaped their careers.  These MLB stars share stories and the unspoken bonds of the game, as their discussion ventures into the realms of friendship, the sanctity of the game, and the personal journeys that define an athlete's career.

Manny Machado recounts journey to the big leagues and encounters with baseball legends. Eric Hosmer and Yonder Alonso open up about the challenges and hilarity of parenting, revealing a side of professional athletes seldom seen by fans. From the camaraderie in the clubhouse to the unique paths they've navigated in the MLB, their stories are a testament to the deep connections formed through the love of the game.

Machado discusses the small, but elite circle of Jordan brand athletes in baseball, shedding light on the figures who inspired his path to greatness; even revealing an unheard of new Nike baseball cleat design created by Machado himself. Yonder Alonso offers a glimpse into the life of a player beyond the ballpark, discussing fatherhood and the balance between professional commitments and personal life.  He reveals the funny moment he knew it was time for retirement, which golf fans will surely appreciate.

The boys from the 305, Dade County, detail the cultural significance of baseball with a focus on the vibrant baseball scene in Miami. This episode highlights the essence of mentorship within the sport, celebrating the legacy of veteran players and the unwritten traditions passed down to the new generation, touching on the heritage and culture that shape players from diverse backgrounds. Discover the impact of mentorship, the evolution of their careers, and the legacy they aspire to leave for future generations.

Justin Su'a, known for his expertise in mental performance coaching, enriches the dialogue with insights on the mental fortitude required in sports, shedding light on the critical importance of psychological resilience.

Diggin’ Deep is more than just a baseball podcast; it's a heartfelt journey into the experiences that shape some of the game's most respected figures. Whether you're a lifelong baseball fan or someone drawn to compelling narratives of determination and legacy, this episode promises to captivate and inspire. Join Hoz, Su'a, and Moylan as they invite you into the intimate and profound world shared by Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso, offering a perspective of baseball that goes far beyond the game itself.

Manny Machado Bio

  • Born & raised in Miami, FL with Dominican heritage
  • Drafted 3rd overall in 2010 by Baltimore Orioles
  • 6x All-Star, 2x Gold Glove, Platinum Glove, Silver Slugger
  • Baltimore Orioles (2012-2018), Los Angeles Dodgers (2018), San Diego Padres (2019-present)
  • Ownership Group of San Diego FC soccer team
  • Married to Yainee, Yonder Alonso’s sister

Yonder Alonso Bio

  • Born in Havana, Cuba
  • Played college ball at University of Miami
  • Drafted 7th overall by the Cincinnati Reds in 2008
  • 1st Baseman; All-Star (2017)
  • Cincinnati Reds (2010-2011, San Diego Padres (2012-2015), Oakland Athletics (2016-2017), Seattle Mariners (2017), Cleveland Indians (2018), Chicago White Sox (2019), Colorado Rockers (2019)
  • Currently an analyst at the MLB Network
  • Alonso’s sister is married to Manny Machado


Eric Hosmer / @hosmer305

Justin Su'a / @justinsua

Peter Moylan /