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Yadier Molina has embraced Operation Full Heel - A Hunt and Peck

And so should we

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The 2015 All Star Game featured some of the sport's best and most exciting players. With all the talent around, however, the biggest hullabaloo, in the St. Louis area, at least, was made over something that did not happen during the field of play. See for yourself:

The gif is silent, but you still can hear the booing. Even an old friend got in on the fun:

And it wasn't just Yadier Molina that bore the full force of #OperationFullHeel. The other five players representing the Cardinals were also recipients of Cincinnati's vocal disdain as well, including literal ray of sunshine, Carlos Martinez, who just the evening before tweeted out this photo:

Congrats to @FlavaFraz21 ! Ussss #NationalLeague #HomeRunDerby. Getting ready for the parade!

— Carlos Martinez (@Tsunamy27) July 14, 2015

Despite Albert's best attempts to blend in, even he was not spared and was subjected to the fans' wrath:

Even though the National League lost, we will always have these cherished moments. Until next time, Cincy! You've been a peach! - Cut4SBNation

what else is going on in baseball...

  • These players could be X-Factors in the second half sprint. - Sports on Earth
  • On this day, July 17, in 1941, Joe DiMaggio's fifty-six game hit streak came to an end. - Cut4
  • The first ever StatCast all stars. - MLB
  • Some things to watch for besides the scoreboard. - Sports on Earth
  • Yoan Moncada is really, really fast (I thought for sure the gif was sped up). - Cut4
  • A look at the best and worst second half schedules. - MLB
  • The division race is never over until it is over. - Sports on Earth
  • This baby. - Cut4
  • Mike Trout is the All Star Game's first back-to-back MVP. - MLB
  • The new Home Run Derby rules are great. - Sports on Earth
what the cardinals are up to...

  • Some sights from the All Star Break:
  • Here is a cool article on Alex Reyes. Shoutout to RedbirdRay for sending it to me! - Fangraphs
  • C70 talks the return of baseball and some Cardinals notes. - Cards Conclave
  • Matt Holliday might be back Friday while Magical Trevor Rosenthal needed to rest. - STLToday
the new york metropolitans

  • Jacob DeGrom was pretty darn good in the All Star Game. - MLB
  • For all things Mets, check out Amazin' Avenue. - Amazin' Avenue
the nl central

  • Aroldis Chapman is scary good. - Cut4
  • Todd Frazier is the Home Run Derby champion. - MLB
  • This Kris Bryant gif is like, my life... actually, the Prince Fielder one is, too. - Cut4
  • Standings:
St. Louis Cardinals 56 33 .629
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 35 .602
Chicago Cubs 47 40 .540
Cincinnati Reds 39 47 .453
Milwaukee Brewers 38 52 .422

viva el stuff...

  • LPMike talks strength of schedule. - Viva el Birdos
  • Jeff Gordon does his mid-season grades. Gabe does his mid-season grades of Gordon's grades. - Viva el Birdos
  • The Viva el Birdos Podcast episode 36 is out! - Viva el Podcast
  • We are doing a raffle in exchange for donations to Cardinals Care! - Viva el Birdos
other things...

weekly scoreboard:
Tuesday, July 14 American League 6 National League 3

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