Chicago Cubs third baseman kicked off this year’s rivalry at the Cubs annual convention last weekend when he said St. Louis is boring. Could he be right?
The city of St. Louis is up in arms about a comment made by Chicago Cubs third baseman, Kris Bryant last weekend. Bryant was visiting former Cub, Ryan Dempster‘s show when he made the comment that has Cardinal’s players saying they will take this to the field and will not forget.
Really? No reason to get upset unless that comment was pretty close to home. Bryant wasn’t talking about the club being boring – he was talking about the city. You know, the place that was named the worst city to live in two years ago by 24/7 Wall Street. Kara Berg of the Bellville News-Democrat reported:
"Cities with good schools, a strong local economy and job market and a safe environment often attract new residents, the 24/7 Wall Street ranking said. Cities without those things tend to drive residents away, as with St. Louis, where the population has been nearly halved in the past 45 years."
So maybe Bryant wasn’t so far off after all and lets put his comment in context; he was on a show, with a die-hard Cubs audience and so he pandered a little to the crowd. The Cardinals have never pandered to their fans? Are there any fans left in St. Louis? Or have they all moved away?
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What is most hilarious about this whole thing is that the Cardinals spokesman on this subject is their catcher Yadier Molina. Molina’s famous for his big swing and an even bigger mouth. The 36-year-old is tying his horse to the St. Louis post because he knows this may be his last year (hopefully) and is trying to rouse his Cooperstown rumor mill press by being the city’s Lancelot ready to slay the Bryantdragon.
Yea right. This is the same ridiculous guy that had Cubs fans rolling with laughter when he missed a catch last season against the Cubs and couldn’t find the ball until he saw it sticking to all the pine tar on his catcher’s vest.
No, we didn’t miss that Mr. Molina. So now you’re the good guy ready to defend your future retirement town? Maybe they’ll give you a restaurant around St. Louis that no one will come to because the town is so boring.
Molina has said he plans to take the insult onto the field and there is speculation that when the teams meet in early May, the Cardinals may even try to throw at Bryant. I’ve got two things to say about that: One – it will probably be the most exciting thing to happen in that boring city and two, Bryant just has to duck – cause we know the ball will get stuck for sure on all that pine tar on Molina’s vest.
Maybe they’ll put that catcher’s vest in Cooperstown – that would be exciting.