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Thursday, April 21, 2016

ESPN: Cardinals Ban Maddon T-Shirt At Busch Stadium

Given how much MLB provides in meal money, you’d think Maddon would have chosen a place with more of a dress code:

The Cubs have adopted the simple mantra “Try Not To Suck” for this season. However, shirts emblazoned with the words reportedly were not allowed to be worn at the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium as the two teams played their first of six series against each other this year.
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The genesis of the T-shirt came last year when Maddon jokingly told call-up Javier Baez “try not to suck” when advising him on his role with the big league club. Sales from the shirt benefit Maddon’s foundation, Respect 90.

The manager first heard about the controversy while he was dining at a restaurant in St. Louis on Sunday night. “A guy came in with the shirt on and he told me he was denied access at the ballpark, so I was debating all kinds of methods to combat all that, but then I decided to let it fly,” Maddon said. “If the fans are responding, that’s the best way to indicate how foolish it is.”


Friday, March 25, 2016

Madison Bumgarner and Jason Heyward have a beef that wasn’t a beef at all.

Madison Bumgarner’s on-mound demeanor could be described using many different words; I’ll go with “cantankerous,” but depending upon your perspective anything from “fired-up” to “dickish” can be appropriate. So when Jason Heyward stood around seemingly staring at Bumgarner after taking a called third strike yesterday, Bumgarner didn’t appreciate it:

spanx for the memories Posted: March 25, 2016 at 12:50 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, san francisco giants

Friday, December 11, 2015

Cards fans not happy Jason Heyward signed with the Cubs

Jason Heyward was traded to the Cardinals last offseason after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Braves, but it seems one year in St. Louis is all it took for the self-proclaimed “best fans in baseball” to grow quite attached to him. On Thursday the free agent Heyward signed with the Cardinals longtime rivals the Cubs, who also ended the Cardinals playoff run in the NLDS this October. Cardinals fans are very, very upset at the outfielder and are wishing ill towards him, his new team and his ACLs.

spanx for the memories Posted: December 11, 2015 at 11:34 PM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago cubs, st louis cardinals

 

 

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