The 2015 MLB All-Star game was held at the Great American Ball Park, home to the Cincinnati Reds. As expected, players from the St. Louis Cardinals, fierce (and more successful) division rivals, aren’t exactly loved there, which is why Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols got a very cold welcome during the player introductions.
Both players took it with a smile. Molina has been a Cardinals player his entire career (since 2004) and has been an All-Star for the past seven years. He embraced the hate from the stands, which also means they fear the fantastic catcher.
Pujols isn’t playing for the Cardinals anymore, as he pointed out by highlighting the big ANGELS on his jersey. But Pujols will always be remembered for his years in St. Louis, helping the Cardinals win two World Series (2006 and 2011), as he established himself as the best and most consistent hitter in baseball, which landed him that huge deal with the Angels.