Cardinals' Molina calls Cubs' Bryant a 'loser'

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[January 21, 2019]  There's never a dull moment in the Cardinals-Cubs rivalry -- not even in mid-January.

The latest salvos in the National League Central feud were fired by Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant and St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina.

Appearing on NBC Sports Chicago's "Friday Night with Ryan Dempster," Bryant mentioned that he once met rapper Nelly at a concert. When the former NL MVP reminded the talk show's audience at the Sheraton Grand Chicago that Nelly was a Cardinals fan, they predictably responded with boos.

"Who would want to play in St. Louis?" Bryant said. "Boring. So boring.

"I always get asked, 'Where would you like to play? Where would you not like to play?' St. Louis is on the list of places I don't like to play. It is rough."

The comments weren't received well by Molina, the All-Star backstop who has played his entire 15-year career in St. Louis.

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"All stars, elite players and leaders of their teams do not speak bad about any city," Molina responded Saturday on Instagram. "There should be respect and you should play and compete with respect ... only stupid players and losers make comments like the ones made by bryant and dempster."

The boo-birds will be waiting for Bryant from May 31-June 2, when the Cardinals play host to the Cubs at Busch Stadium.

--Field Level Stadium

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