Fans of the St. Louis Cardinals, a.k.a. the best fans in baseball, were devastated to hear the team's linchpin and catcher Yadier Molina will be out for months after tearing a ligament in his thumb.
Molina was sliding into third base foot-first when he injured his hand, ending his hopes of playing in Tuesday's All-Star Game. The ball club announced that Molina will return after surgery and months of recovery.
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When the news broke that Molina needs up to twelve weeks off, St. Louis sports took to Twitter with their wails of despair:
I AM VERY VERY SAD #yadi #iloveyouyadi #stlcards— F Yeah David Freese (@FYeahDFreese) July 10, 2014
Well, the next 8-12 weeks will be the longest 8-12 weeks of our lives. Jesus, take the wheel!! #Yadi— haley king (@haley_king) July 10, 2014
I care more about Yadier Molina's right thumb than I do LeBron James's entire body.— Frank Murtaugh (@FrankMurtaugh) July 10, 2014
Ever superstitious, baseball fans started looking outside Busch Stadium for something (or someone) to blame. The easy target? Jonathan Lucroy, the Milwaukee Brewers catcher who released a tongue-in-cheek, mud-slinging ad in his campaign for All-Star catcher -- a title Molina's held for six straight games.
I hope I show as much concern for the health of my future children as I'm currently demonstrating for Yadier Molina's sprained thumb— Brock Benefiel (@brockbenefiel) July 10, 2014
Another fucked up thing about the timing of Yadi's injury is that now that faggot Lucroy will probably start the All Star game.— Mike B (@juggalon9ne) July 11, 2014
Your dreams have come true, douchebag #Brewers fans: Lucroy can start the All-Star Game now since Yadi needs surgery.— Matt Watts (@MWatts2389) July 10, 2014
Yadi is still better than lucroy with a broken spine so this doesn't affect shit— DonDonBabyy (@Just_Dolphin_) July 10, 2014
So Lucroy's dream comes true but only after #Yadi gets injured. NOW will he stop whining? #AllStarGame @Cardinals @StlCards #Cardinals— Dave Morris (@VoiceOfMorris) July 10, 2014
After all, Lucroy unleashed an anti-Cardinals video to unseat Molina from his earned spot in the All-Star Game weeks before Molina was injured.
See also: Milwaukee Brewers' All-Star Game Ad Proves Everyone is Jealous of the St. Louis CardinalsThat couldn't be a coincidence, Cards fans said on Twitter:
I'm blaming the Brewers for Yadi's injury -- that video about Lucroy starting the All-Star Game was a curse.— Christine Coleman (@CColeman802) July 10, 2014
LUCROY'S REVENGE. RT @mlbtraderumors: Yadier Molina Out Eight To Twelve Weeks With Torn Thumb Ligament http://t.co/wV8ztJ2J0q— NOT BUSTER OLNEY (@TRIPPINGOLNEY) July 10, 2014
Somewhere @JLucroy20 is rubbing his hands together and laughing maniacally. #yadi— Scott (@CollegeofCards) July 10, 2014
Police investigators searching Jonathon Lucroy's home have found a life size Yadier Molina doll. Curiously, it is missing a thumb.— In play, run(s) (@CardinalTales) July 10, 2014
When word officially came down that Lucroy was going to start in Tuesday's 2014 All-Star Game, the best fans in baseball weren't going to let him forget who won the fan vote:
Damn it. Now Lucroy gets to play in the all star game.— Drunk Fredbird (@DrunkFredbird) July 10, 2014
enjoy the start lucroy, you dont deserve it.— Kelly Veach (@aye_itskellay) July 10, 2014
Brewers get Lucroy in ASG. All the Cards get is history, class, lots of rings and an epic fan base. #yadi #STLCards #CardinalNation— Doctor Daniel Crosby (@incblot) July 10, 2014
#Brewers are too jealous they don't have an MVP caliber catcher like #Yadi. Hence the reason for making such a fuss about Lucroy #STLCards— Brad Jenkins (@bradjenkins17) July 10, 2014
Milwaukee Brewers fans had plenty to say about Molina's injury. Read the smack talk on the next page.
Tell me why lucroy is a all star I guess he spends to much time shooting commercials #STLCards #yadi— Matt Hanvey (@UncleDude13) July 13, 2014