Bill Murray calls Cardinals fans “Satan’s Messengers on Earth”


This morning I took issue with Yadier Molina’s anti-heads-up play in last night’s Cards-Cubs game. This, as you may expect, caused some Cardinals fans to take issue with me. I won’t embed this tweet because the fellow used some naughty language, but one of the Best Fans in Baseball said:

“Damn, I’d love to see Yadi kick the s** out of you and shove your professionalism up your ***.

That seems a bit much! But there was more!

To which I replied:

To be fair, even if Yadier Molina was the greatest catcher of all time I would’ve said the same thing. Sometimes you gotta teach people to keep their right glove up when they jab with their left, ya know?

Anyway, the great Bill Murray isn’t exactly unbiased when it comes to this stuff. He’s a Cubs fan after all. But, like me, he is amused by The Best Fans in Baseball too. From the Quad City Times (via Deadspin):

Murray, wearing a floppy hat and a blue and gold paisley shirt that was perpetually untucked, began bantering with the masses before he took his first swing.

He asked if any fans saw his beloved Cubs sweep St. Louis in a double-header Tuesday. One woman behind the ropes said she was a Cardinals fan.

“Satan’s messengers on Earth,” was the way Murray described the Cardinals.

“And then it turns out your team is cheaters, too,’’ he added . . . A few steps away, a boy with a Cardinals hat asked for an autograph. Murray signed, then noticed the red cap. “Are you a Cardinals fan? Get out of here. Rotten kid.”

Couldn’t have been said better by the Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald . . . striking.

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”