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BenFred: Molina will always defend her teammates – and the prisoners count as teammates | Ben Frederickson
All-Star pause gives baseball players a chance to rest sore bodies, relax stressed minds and start Instagram feeds.
You're out of the hook, Kris Bryant.
Cardinal Prisoner Yadier Molina has found a new goal for his social media blowtorch, and while cardinals are unlikely to see the face of the organization drop expletives and middle finger emojis at The Gram, Molina has a point. He does it in the most possible way of Yadier Molina. It is zero (cares) given.
In the most fired Molina Social Media Rant since Molina burned Bryant to call St. Louis & # 39; s boring & # 39; who was the most talked about Molina Social Media post since Molina called former manager Mike Matheny, Molina hurried to defend the fellow and Los Angeles Angel Jonathan Lucroy after Lucroy was spit on the plate Jake Marisnick from Houston Astros in a game played Sunday.
And in case you missed it, here's what Molina wrote to her 762,000 Instagram followers. Well, the PG version.
"(Expletiv) !!!" Molina was listed in his official account. "MLB has to act on this (explosive) game! (Expletive)! Ask for Lucroy! Slide slide slide (expletive) !!! (Expletive) u, if you think this is OK .."
And it doesn't end there.
Comments section of Molina's post is of course filled with people who respond. In these comments is a bunch of Astros. Molina defends prisoners. Astros defender Marisnick.
"This is number 1 bs," writes Houston pitcher Lance McCullers to Molina. "This game was an unfortunate collision. It was unfortunate, it happened, and we all hope that Lucroy is okay! No one wants anyone to hurt and miss the time we are brotherhood. You've been long enough to know."
"Tell it to Lucroy's family or to Chirino (Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos). I want to know his opinion. Ask him!"
Alex Bregman, Justin Verlander, Carlos Correa and other Astros make the case for their teammates. Molina burns back to each one. Cleveland catcher Roberto Perez checks in and agrees with Molina. It is one that is baseball in the comment section, with far more competitiveness than you would find on the All-Star game. It feels like watching a bench clearing battle, one in which each player has a thought bubble over his head.
If there were any other Cardinals player, you would think the organization would have asked for a language editing now. But it's not another player. It's nine-time All-Star and nine-time Gold-Glove wins YMolina. He plays whenever he wants. He says what he wants. Cardinals have taken this position for years. Those who are offended by Molina's bad words will be disturbed. Most will focus on the curse words and miss the message.
Molina must always protect his teammates, and hunters count as his teammates. It's a fraternity. That's why the former catcher and now Angels manager Brad Ausmus and Molina give each other a subtle salute before playing between the angels and the cardinals. Just as he hurried to the defense of John Brebbia (and St. Louis) when Kris Bryant did harmful swipes, Molina feels compelled to be the incredible voice of the catch, tired of seeing these kinds of collisions, tired of feeling the success of it immediately. and year down the queue, and tired of rule changes that turn to an automatic exit, but stop short to punish the base nunner beyond each game.
Soccer players marked for targeting miss the second half of the game or the first half of the next. Baseball players targeting hunters are called and take their next bat even though the captive, like Lucroy, is sent to the hospital to check for a reported concussion and potentially broken nose.
"It certainly didn't. It looks like Marisnick took a step to the left and bent into him with his arm up. The call was right. Major League Baseball should probably take a look at it and consider some kind of suspension. "
Ausmus, like Molina, must defend hunters. That's their code. And it is worth pointing out that Molina's quote – delivered with no shortage of fireworks – got more games than quotes from Lucysy's own manager.
Molina, 36 now and a veteran with 16 MLB seasons and counts, knows his voice carrier. He is proud to hold the conversation to protect hunters. will change its delivery now.
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Yadier Molina takes herself with friends in Puerto Rico
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Molina welcomes neighbor in hometown Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
Cardinal prisoner Yadier Molina in Puerto Rico (4)
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Cardinal Prisoner Yadier Molina in Puerto Rico
Cardinal prisoner Yadier Molina in Puerto Rico
Molina with children from Puerto Rican baseball academy on February 13, 2014
Wanda and Yadier Molina at "A Night in Old San Juan"
Yadier Molina accepts gold and platinum gloves in 2012
Yadier Molina gets doused by teammates in clubhouse celebration
Molina borders the dugout in 2013
Molina jumps after winning the World Series in 2006
Yadier Molina jokes with teammates during spring training on February 16, 2011
Yadier Molina greets fans at 2013 Winter Warm-Up
Yadi fist bumps brother Bengie Molina in battle against Royals on May 30, 2013
Yadier in the batting cage
Molina in dugout during spring training competition with Mets on March 1, 2017
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