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Cardinals nix response to the Brewers’ humorous political attack ad against Yadier Molina

Jun 18, 2014, 7:49 PM EST

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The Brewers released a political attack ad spoof Tuesday against Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina as part of a campaign to get Jonathan Lucroy more votes for the National League All-Star team. You can probably guess how that went over in St. Louis.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny addressed the video Wednesday with reporters and Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch gathered some quotes:

“I saw it and, you know, it caught me a little by surprise,” Matheny said. “I get that a lot of it was trying to be maybe tongue in cheek a little bit, but … it caught me by surprise. I think you have to take it in the nature that it was meant, and it was … obviously geared toward their fan base. It’s just amazing that it was that much directed at our organization. I think that caught me off guard the most.”

Jim Hayes, a reporter for the Cardinals’ regional television network FOX Sports Midwest, said Wednesday morning on a St. Louis radio show that a rebuttal to the attack ad was in the works featuring “sound from Cardinals players,” but Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports that the club requested they nix the idea.

This should only grow the reputation that the Cardinals and their fans take themselves far too seriously.

Winning is important — and the Cards win a whole lot — but this is pro baseball, not moral jousting.

  1. dirtybirdcurve - Jun 19, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    It honestly just wasnt a funny commercial

  2. stlouis1baseball - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Funny ad to be sure. As previously mentioned, I immediately forwarded it to all of my Redlegs loving friends. I also saved it so I can view it again when I need a laugh.

    This in mind…

    Drew: Help me out as I am confused. Are you saying the organization NOT responded with a like minded ad is somehow growing “the reputation that the Cardinals and their fans take themselves far too seriously.”

    You can’t be serious. Not responding is growing this reputation? Not responding?

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