Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant turned some heads with his comments about St. Louis on Friday night at the annual Cubs Convention, but apparently the Cardinals aren’t laughing about the remarks.
During an interview with former Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster, Bryant said that St. Louis was “boring” and that it was a “rough” place to play in.
“Who would want to play in St. Louis? Boring. So boring,” he said. “I always get asked ‘where would you like to play? Where would you not like to play?’ St. Louis is on the list of places I don’t like to play. It is rough.”
The comments did not sit well with several Cardinals players, including long-time catcher Yadier Molina, who said only “stupid players and losers” make comments like the one Bryant did.
“All-stars, elite players, and leaders of their teams do not speak bad about any city,” Molina’s Instagram post said. “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.”
Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna also weighed in, blasting the Cubs in a comment on Molina’s post.
“From outside, they speak and talk like a tiger, but at the end they’re gonna be like a little cat,” he said.
Just for the sake of transparency, the Cubs have finished ahead of the Cardinals in the standings in each of the last three seasons, and were the team responsible for eliminating the Cardinals from the playoffs in 2015.