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Monday, July 14, 2014

St. Louis Cardinals Fans Blame Jonathan Lucroy, Star Wars for Yadier Molina Injury

Posted By on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 7:00 AM

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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.

See also: The 6 Best Yadier Molina Quotes From That New York Times Profile

When the news broke that Molina needs up to twelve weeks off, St. Louis sports took to Twitter with their wails of despair:

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.

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 Cardinals

That couldn't be a coincidence, Cards fans said on Twitter: 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: Milwaukee Brewers fans had plenty to say about Molina's injury. Read the smack talk on the next page.

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