Wednesday, August 3, 2011

St. Louis Cardinals Are Little Bitches, Part 9

The Milwaukee Brewers are learning about how the St. Louis Cardinals are little bitches. Part 8 of this series covered the Cardinals whining about the lighting around home plate and the Cardinals allegation that the Brewers were stealing signs.

Last night, the Cardinals were in full "little bitch" mode. With no outs in the seventh, Brewers reliever Takashi Saito hit Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols in the wrist to load the bases. Now, folks at the time the Brewers were leading by one run. It makes no sense to hit Pujols. Pitching inside is part of the game. Of course the Cardinals know as the "little bitches" whined about it in two ways. Cardinals Jason Motte plunked Brewers All Star Ryan Braun with a 97 mph fastball in the next half inning. It was clearly intentional as stated by Brewers Jonathan Lucroy. Then at the end of the game, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa whined by saying, "The ball that they tried to throw on Pujols was aimed right where they aimed it. Did they try to hit him? No. But there’s a small window there.” Then he said something stupid, "Do you know how many bones you have in the hands and the face? That’s where those pitches are. And Braun, we were trying to pitch him in, too, it’s just a little stinger. I don’t want to even hear about Braun getting a little pop in the back when we almost lose (Pujols) in several ways.”

Okay, Tony La Russa, I'm sorry. Pitching inside is part of the game. That means you get under the hands of the hitter. Yeah, it's dangerous because you may hit the batter or leave too much of it over the plate. And those pitches over the plate get deposited over the left field fence by Mr. Pujols. So you try to keep the ball under his hands. And popping Braun with a 97 mph fastball is not a "little stinger." Does this whining sound familiar? Yeah, the Cardinals bitched when Cincinnati Reds closer Francisco Cordero hit Pujols in May.

Is there anymore to the Cardinals whining? Yeah. In the tenth, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina got into an argument with the home plate umpire, Rob Drake, after getting called out on a third strike. Molina was so incensed that he bumped the umpire and may have spit on him. Now remember Molina was catcher who started last year's big fight with the Cincinnati Reds Brandon Phillips. Here's the story about last night's Cardinals-Brewers game.

The Cardinals have whined about the Colorado Rockies, the Cincinati Reds, Houston Astros Carlos Lee, and now the Milwaukee Brewers. Yes, baseball fans if you didn't know already, the St. Louis Cardinals are little bitches.

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