In the spirit of the holidays and being around the people whose company you enjoy the most, it’s only fitting to do a story on the players that we as fans cannot stand, right?
And make sure you read all the way through, because there’s a bonus name included that wasn’t a player, but got under our skin just as much if not more than these listed.
Brewers fans’ beef with these opposing players is just on sight; a pure loathing leading to a chorus of boos.
Player Brewers fans loathe #1: Cubs C Willson Contreras
I’m not sure if you all feel the same way, but I cannot stand Willson Contreras. It’s unfathomable for me to understand how a player can be so upset about getting hit when he’s standing almost directly on the plate and then leaning his arm out to get hit by a pitch so he can actually get on base.
But then again, when you hit .171 in 56 at-bats against a team for a season, you might resort to those tactics too.
Do the Brewers feel as though they need to attack him inside to have success? Absolutely. So when Devin Williams hits him in the head up 4-0 in the 8th inning on a 1-2 count, it’s not intentional…why would he want to allow more guys on base?
And then Brad Boxberger misses his spot and hits Contreras the next day leading to the occurrence that tabs the Cubs catcher as public enemy number one a week later.
Of course, the Cubs then threw shade on Twitter with a video of Contreras getting hit by pitches, followed by his home run, and using Bill Schroeder‘s voice, all to say the word “Unbelievable.”
The admiration of his hit. The bat throw. The finger pointing while rounding the bases. The “shushing” of the crowd. And the excessive walking over the plate. All these theatrics because you enjoy getting hit on padding and getting a free base? Also who spells the name Wilson with two L’s?
The Brewers got the last laugh though as the Cubs faltered and tore that roster down in July as the Brewers cruised to an NL Central title. However, the feud with Contreras will continue.