First things first, be forewarned that the language is very explicit in this video. It comes from someone watching at home who decided to fill in the blanks of what they believe St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Chris Carpenter was yelling at the Texas Rangers' Mike Napoli after he got the catcher to fly out to end the 6th inning of game 5 of the World Series.
"[Expletive] yeah!" Carpenter appears to yell in the video. "You piece of [expletive]! [Expletive] no!" That’s what the uploader of the previously linked YouTube video screams since you can’t hear what Carpenter is saying, and we think he’s dead on. Some sites reported that Carpenter was yelling "[Expletive] you!" twice in a matter of moments, but if you watch the clip that’s not the way it rolls off his tongue.
Bottom line? The sports world is making bigger news out of this than it actually is, as Carpenter didn’t yell anything hateful or personally directed at Napoli – he just used really foul language in a heat-of-the-moment type situation. There’s been some subtle back and forth between Cardinals' manager Tony La Russa and Napoli, both of whom sort of take the high road, but it’s really not even worth mentioning.
Napoli’s play the rest of the game speaks for itself anyways, as the Rangers catcher hit the game-winning double off Marc Rzepczynski in the 8th inning, and then threw out Allen Craig in a key double play in the 9th inning to seal the win in game 5 of the World Series. The Rangers are now up 3-2 in the best of seven series which heads back to St. Louis Wednesday.
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