Mayor Slay Defends Yadier Molina in Nicest Smack-Talk Video Ever

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Mayor Francis Slay has something he'd like to say to the mayor of Milwaukee.
Mayor Francis Slay is hitting back at Milwaukee's campaign to get Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina off the All-Star roster, and he's doing it in true St. Louis style: with a smile on his face and baseball tickets in his hand.

Invoking what Daily RFT hopes is the next great rivalry between two great beer towns, Slay invites Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett to a game between the Redbirds and the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium in August.

"We can compare notes about our cities, compare local beers and, oh yes, compare catchers," Slay says, smiling like he's being nice and not about to deliver an epic smackdown. "Ours is a five-time All Star, a six-time Gold Glover and he wears World Series rings."

BOOM, Milwaukee.

See also: Milwaukee Brewers' All-Star Game Ad Proves Everyone is Jealous of the St. Louis Cardinals

Slay is never one to shy away from making baseball political, but this time, the Brewers started it. In a last-ditch effort to bring in more votes for Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee's catcher, the team released a "political" mudslinging-style ad campaigning against Molina.

"Do you want another St. Louis Cardinals catcher to star in an All-Star game? Isn't there a better way?" the ad says while the sound of a baby crying plays over footage of Molina. "Cast a ballot for change. Cardinals fans need to know that enough is enough."

Slay ends his response video with an invitation for Mayor Barrett to call him about the tickets. Just in case Barrett doesn't have it, here's Slay's office number: 314-622-3201.

See you in Baseball Heaven, Mr. Mayor.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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Brent Roe
Brent Roe

Fran is a good ole boy. Went to Quincy College with him and was in several classes with him. STL boy thru and thru...

Nakia Simpson
Nakia Simpson

I’m so excited I just received my power stripes in the mail today and now it’s my time to help people with the pain they are feeling as well as make money from home! It’s my time to stat living live and doing what’s right for people! If this sounds like something you would like to start doing inbox me for more info!!!!!!!!!

Joe Ode
Joe Ode

Miller Beer really? We will see who goes farther in the playoffs! I don't subscribe to the WAR metrics. You can't run on Yadi he catches the ball and will hit .300 at seasons end. I pray we meet your Royals in the WS again!

Luke McClure
Luke McClure

Milwaukee has better beer and their catcher has been far superior so far this year (3.9 WAR to 1.2) but St. Louis has a higher murder rate, so there's that... As much as I hate to admit it, I have to say Molina has been the second best catcher this season-- in the state of Missouri.

Lloyd Henry
Lloyd Henry

Did he get the tickets from the police evidence room?

raccoozie
raccoozie

Just say no to vertical videos.

rupert05xlh
rupert05xlh

Not another portrait video!  When will people learn to rotate the phone 90 degrees when shooting video!

Chris Vangel
Chris Vangel

Nicely played, Mr. Mayor, nicely played indeed.

D.c. Small
D.c. Small

Separation of State and Baseball!

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

Really? The fucking Brewers? They can all drown in their shitty beer and I'll smack all of their stupid faces.

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