Yadier Molina rumbles with Torey Lovullo and Diamondbacks manager pays the price! (Video)

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 8: Umpire Tim Timmons
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 8: Umpire Tim Timmons /

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo messes with St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and pays the price.

A cold, blustering day in St. Louis heated up in a hurry, with St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo providing the fireworks. During the second inning of a routine, no-score contest in the second inning, Lovullo rushed out to argue balls and strikes — then things escalated rather quickly.

Evidently, Lovullo was not pleased with the masterful frame job on a called strike. For reasons unknown at this point in time, Yadier Molina then took great offense to the words of Lovullo — take a look for yourself, thanks to Fox Sports Midwest.

Yadier Molina is known for not taking any; you know what, from anyone — rewind back to the dogs days of summer during the 2010 season between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.

Molina’s brother and former MLB player Bengie Molina chimed in on today’s action, knowing from personal experience what his kin is capable of when provoked.

Come on, Bengie. Don’t hold out on us; tell us what you really think! I suppose we will never know, but maybe someday (Bengie) Molina will do a tell-all interview with us here at Call to the Pen. We can dream, right?!

We are still awaiting the details of the choice words Lovullo, but it must have been pretty bad if the umpiring crew decided to leave Molina in the game and eject the fuming manager. Or, it’s likely that home-plate umpire Tim Timmons didn’t want any piece of Molina. He knows what’s best for him, that’s for sure.

Yadier Molina is so badass. Man, it feels good to be a gangsta, with Yadier Molina embracing the thug life — which is a compliment, Mr. Molina. It’s refreshing to see this sort of passion, and a player who stands his ground — with the elite play on the field to go along with it. Molina alone is worth the price of admission, and for those who have yet to see him don the Birds on the Bat live; you have only a handful of years left until the life-long Cardinal hangs up his cleats for good.

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For some reason, MLB players and managers continue to provoke Molina and have paid the price — with Torey Lovullo the latest “victim.”  This is Molina’s world, and we all live in it — playing according to his rules.