St. Louis Cardinals: Torey Lovullo “apologizes” to Yadier Molina and we’re not buying it

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 02: Manager Torey Lovullo
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 02: Manager Torey Lovullo /

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo apologizes to St. Louis Cardinals star Yadier Molina, and we’re not buying it.

A “friendly” game of baseball turned hostile, during the second inning of the rubber match between the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks — with the visitors from Arizona leaving Busch Stadium with the series win.

One thing the Diamondbacks didn’t take home with them is dignity, as far as their manager Torey Lovullo is concerned — who had choice words for Yadier Molina while arguing balls and strikes with home plate umpire Tim Timmons. Why Lovullo brought Yadi into the conversation is beyond me, but how he did so is despicable.

Molina revealed what went down during the heated exchange. Even though Molina is known as one of the “bad boys” of MLB, it usually takes a lot for him to get worked up — especially to this extreme. Now, we know why he was so upset and justified in reacting the way he did.

"“He called me a ***** twice. You can’t allow that. … If you’re going to call me a *****, you’ve got to be ready to fight.”"

Exactly. Why make it personal, Lovullo? What did Molina ever do to you? Classy. Really classy. You bring someone’s mother into it; you better be willing to throw down. Fortunately for you, Timmons stepped, saving Luvullo from the beat down of the century.

After the game, the Arizona Diamondbacks manager “apologized,” ( I guess) but I’m not buying it. At all.

Lovullo is saying all of the right things, but your actions on the diamond “speak” louder than words. If you had the utmost respect for Molina, why call him the f-word, yes the f-word (twice)? It’s a blur, huh? Yeah, okay.

A poor choice of words is the understatement of the year. Those words are unacceptable and deserve severe repercussions.

“I probably took things a little too far.” You think? Well, Molina nearly took things to the next level, but divine intervention saved you from a far worse fate.

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For those of you bashing Yadier Molina in all of this mess need to put yourself in his cleats. What if someone talked to you like that and brought your mother into the matter?