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
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
"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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