Player Brewers fans loathe #2: Cardinals C Yadier Molina
Oh another division catcher? Don’t mind if I do. Yadier Molina is a very unlikable player if he’s not on your team. He is a master at his craft, thus frustrating Brewers fans for over almost two decades…eliciting boos every time he’s announced in Milwaukee. He’s hit 27 home runs against the Crew, tied for the most against any other team for him.
But there is one specific incident that comes to mind with Yadier Molina against the Brewers. It came a year ago when Ryan Braun made contact with Molina’s glove with his bat when he was attempting to swing. It hurt Molina pretty good and he was bent over in pain and then he randomly walked over to the Brewers dugout with some words causing the benches to clear.
Braun was notorious for having that looping swing and Molina was just trying to grab the incoming pitch before it went out of the zone but the response by the future hall of famer was a bit uncalled for. In the end, Molina is a fierce competitor and more of a thorn in the side of the Brewers team and fans than anything. But you will still hear the boos rain down from the Milwaukee home crowd when the Red Birds are in town when number 4 is introduced.
Also I’m sure Rob Drake is happy to see Yadi’s name on this list after what happened between those two in Milwaukee back in 2011.
Player Brewers fans loathe #3: Manny Machado
Probably one of the most hated guys in MLB fan bases across the country makes an appearance here at number three. There are tons of instances of Manny Machado being a dirty player and a good amount of them start before Machado even comes over to the NL. There are examples of Machado getting into it with the A’s, Royals and most prominently the Red Sox when he was on the Orioles.
But the hatred from Brewers fans and players comes from the NLCS in 2018. The Dodgers shortstop performed not one but two prohibited slides into second base, the same type of slide that he basically ended Dustin Pedroia’s career with. And then the culmination of it all when this happened.
He’s the definition of bush league. He’s a lazy player that throws tantrums when things don’t go his way and he’ll cross any type of line to try to gain an advantage. And if you need a representation of how much Brewers fans loathe Manny Machado? Here you go.
And the booing hasn’t stopped since.