Somewhere Bob Gibson is smiling.
It’s only January 20 and the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals are already sniping each other. The war of words started during the annual, usually light-hearted winter team fan fests (the Cubs Convention and Cardinals Caravan).
Kris Bryant explaining how playing in St. Louis is terrible. 😂 pic.twitter.com/qYM1mZJfZZ
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) January 19, 2019
Of course, the Cubs faithful erupted in cheers. Then the clip hit social media and the Cardinals didn’t think the comment was too funny.
Cards catcher Yadier Molina jumped on Instagram and posted …
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All stars, elite players and leaders of their teams do not speak bad about any city. There should be respect and you should play and compete with respect… only stupid players and losers make comments like the ones made by bryant and dempster .. #ceroRespectforthisstupidplayers #QuevivaStlouis #LOVESTL
Matt Carpenter replied with a series of fire emojis.
Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler
“Yadi is a fiery guy, which is awesome. I love it. I think it’s good for the rivalry. These are going to be some fun games. I’m looking forward to the Cardinals fans coming out and showing up.”
Have you circled May 3 on your calendar? If not, maybe today’s the day to do that.
Remember the last time the Cardinals were in the postseason? Oh yeah, the Cubs knocked them out. What a moment at Wrigley.
RT to piss off a Cardinals fan. pic.twitter.com/C5p06SyC58
— Cubs Live (@Cubs_Live) January 20, 2019