Jonathan Lucroy of the Milwaukee Brewers is good...real good. The problem is that he plays in Milwaukee and the lazy MLB All-Star voters are never in a million years going to vote him into the game over Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Brewers marketing team got creative when putting together their All-Star promo ads and really dug it to their National League Central division rivals. The ad is awesome and follows the format of the back-stabbing political ads during election season.
News of the new Brewers' ad quickly spread yesterday and Cards' manager Mike Matheny was asked his opinion on the Lucroy promo.
"I think you have to take it in the nature in which it was meant and it was meant to be geared toward their fan base," Matheny said. "It was just amazing that it was that much directed at our organization. I think that part probably caught me off-guard the most.
"Not saying that's surprising. We've gone through this the last few years, especially last year with the Cardinal Way stuff getting blown way out of proportion. I think it can put a bad taste in a lot of peoples' mouth. But in defense of the recognition that our guys have had — whether it's having a number of guys on the All-Star team — that stuff isn't just handed out. These guys have worked hard for that. They have deserved it, and they have earned it, and I don't think that's anything for us to apologize for."
Classic Cardinal response. Oh...we're the best and we certainly realize that other teams are going to take shots at us. We'll just continue to handle ourselves with class and dignity and go about our business in the most professional way possible.
The interesting part about all of this is that Matheny is the manager for the National League in this year's All-Star game. Assuming that Molina is voted in by the lazy fan voters...Matheny will have to select the reserves. Will he add Lucroy's name to the roster remains to be seen.
Carlos Gomez also has a pretty good All-Star ad:
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