St. Louis Cardinals Fans Blame Jonathan Lucroy, Star Wars for Yadier Molina Injury
As Cardinals fans were thinking about the Brewers, Brewers fans were thinking about them back. Brewers fans were quick to jump on Molina's injury, simultaneously celebrating the ascension of their hometown catcher and the despair of the Cardinals fans:
YES! YADI IS INJURED! LUCROY GETS THE ASG START YAY— Tyler (@dragicmagic) July 10, 2014
@Legendkilla09 But I'm glad Molina won't start. He had no business starting ahead of Lucroy and Mes IMO. Damn cards fans stuffed ballot box— Corey Foister (@CoreyFoister) July 11, 2014
Don't feel bad for yadier Molina one bit. Now the Jonathan Lucroy can start as he deserves!— Matt (@Matt262626) July 10, 2014
Molina got hurt? Man, now the NL All-Star team is going to be even better. #Lucroy— Neil Hinton (@NeilHinton) July 10, 2014
Brewers fans reveling in Molina's bad luck just rubbed salt in Cardinals fans already-painful wounds:
I like how Brewers fans are rubbing Yadi's injury in our faces because their precious Lucroy is starting in the All-Star Game now.#Classless— Cardinal Nation™ (@STLCards_Nation) July 11, 2014
I've seen a lot of Brewers fans who are excited that Yadi might be injured so their precious Lucroy could start the ASG. #Classless— The Birds On The Bat (@birdsonthebat13) July 10, 2014
So Cards fans were already feeling understandably sensitive when they got another blow: During color commentary at Saturday's game between the two teams, former MLB player Gabe Kapler said it was "poetic justice" that Lucroy would start in the All-Star Game.
And another round of Twitter fury began.
Gabe Kapler taking a shard of a broken bat in the ass would be poetic justice.— Pauly Walnuts (@pceichholz) July 12, 2014
Gabe Kapler makes me want to jam pencils into my ears. #SoBad— Todd Brandt (@TBisEZ) July 12, 2014
"Gabe Kapler is literally Kony." -Best Fans in Baseball— klawthoughts (@KlawThoughts) July 13, 2014
Wary of incurring the wrath of the best fans in baseball, Kapler send out a Twitter apology, saying he didn't mean to take joy in an injury:
Last year's Star Wars night claimed Shelby Miller, this year's takes out Yadier Molina. How about a Star Trek night next year, ya? #STLCards— JASE BANDELOW (@JASEBANDELOW) July 10, 2014
I'm blaming this Yadier Molina nonsense on Star Wars Night at the Ballpark.— Mary Rose (@theemaryrose) July 10, 2014
Because of this injury, I hate Star Wars night. Fuck you Chubacca #yadi— FakeMikeMatheny (@FakeMikeMatheny) July 10, 2014
In the end, neither the Milwaukee Brewers or George Lucas are to blame for the beloved Yadi's injury. No one is. And as the weekend died down -- and the fever-pitch Twitter feuds with them -- fans got back on Twitter to wish the newly-DL'd Molina a happy 32nd birthday on Sunday.
happy birthday to da gawd Yadier Molina!— Tim Contic (@TimContic16) July 13, 2014
Wishing a happy birthday to my fav Yadier Molina!!!@Yadimolina04— ✝Madiii✝ (@madeepaige3) July 13, 2014