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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Brewers Catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s Anti-Cardinals All-Star Ad Is Perfect

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Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy’s making a push to get voted into this season’s All-Star Game, and his anti-Yadier Molina, anti-Cardinals message features the kind of mudslinging one could only find in a local political ad.

I voted 150 times for Lucroy when I heard the sound of a baby crying over footage of Molina.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 17, 2014 at 09:45 PM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: all-star game, brewers, cardinals, jonathan lucroy

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   1. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM (#4728954)
Better dead than redbird!
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM (#4728956)
not bad...but looking at the Carlos Gomez one, and they need someone to fact check their ad. Beltran was not a left fielder.
   3. Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo Posted: June 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM (#4728958)
This was pretty funny.
   4. Curse of the Andino Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:02 AM (#4729041)
I laughed. Also, Lucroy's having a helluva season at the plate.
   5. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: June 18, 2014 at 09:01 AM (#4729087)
hopefully folks take it in the spirit intended. it is pretty well done

i am sure folks like will leitch will be taken aback. but the rest of us should chuckle
   6. GregD Posted: June 18, 2014 at 09:06 AM (#4729092)
That is awesome.

How many other places would this work? Where the rival is so obvious and hated (and in the same league) that it would make sense, at least as a joke?

Chicago also as anti-Cardinals.
Yankees and Red Sox vs each other
Dodgers-Giants
Mets v Braves (though not vice versa since I doubt Braves fans remember the Mets exist)
Mets v Phillies (ditto)

How many other good honest intraleague hatreds are there?

   7. Juilin Sandar to Conkling Speedwell (Arjun) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 09:11 AM (#4729095)
Heh. I like this a lot.
   8. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 09:15 AM (#4729096)
How many other places would this work? Where the rival is so obvious and hated (and in the same league) that it would make sense, at least as a joke?


There was that "Punch AJ" All-Star campaign a couple of year ago that played on the Cubs/White Sox rivalry.
   9. Renegade (((JE))) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 10:15 AM (#4729153)
Rumor has it that the next Lucroy ad will accuse Yadier Molina of secretly cavorting in the bullpen before home games with both George Soros and the Koch brothers.
   10. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 18, 2014 at 10:23 AM (#4729158)

How many other good honest intraleague hatreds are there?


Cards and Reds don't seem to like each other.
   11. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM (#4729210)
True, but then nobody likes the Reds.
   12. Ziggy: The Platonic Form of Russell Branyan Posted: June 18, 2014 at 12:29 PM (#4729339)
Yeah, Pirates win one game and Zeth gets all high-and-mighty.

(Joking set to ON, because that's often hard to tell on the internet.)
   13. PASTE, Now with Extra Pitch and Extra Stamina Posted: June 18, 2014 at 02:16 PM (#4729513)
You must have turned your TV off early last night--the Reds won.
   14. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 02:47 PM (#4729559)
How many other places would this work? Where the rival is so obvious and hated (and in the same league) that it would make sense, at least as a joke?

Chicago also as anti-Cardinals.
Yankees and Red Sox vs each other
Dodgers-Giants
Mets v Braves (though not vice versa since I doubt Braves fans remember the Mets exist)
Mets v Phillies (ditto)

How many other good honest intraleague hatreds are there?


Cardinals are pretty much hated by every team in their division, the Reds/Cardinals is probably the most "heated" and provoked not because of respect of each other or history, but actual animosity.(which will be like that as long as Yadier, Phillips, and Cueto are on the team...although the Phillips hatred is not really called for)
   15. An Athletic in Powderhorn™ Posted: June 18, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4729693)
How many other places would this work? Where the rival is so obvious and hated (and in the same league) that it would make sense, at least as a joke?

Chicago also as anti-Cardinals.
Yankees and Red Sox vs each other
Dodgers-Giants
Mets v Braves (though not vice versa since I doubt Braves fans remember the Mets exist)
Mets v Phillies (ditto)
A's-Angels. Do the Twins and White Sox still hate each other?
   16. cardsfanboy Posted: June 18, 2014 at 04:02 PM (#4729719)


The more I think of this ad, the more I like it. Provided it's done in a fun context(which I'm pretty sure it would be, since it's done by the fox affiliate) I wouldn't mind seeing a whole series of these come out.

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