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Carpenter revealed as a trash-talker

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08:20 AM ET 10.25 | Despite his Game 5 heroics, Mike Napoli did come up a little short in the sixth inning. The out ended the inning, but it also revealed that St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter isn't a fan of Napoli. FOX television cameras aired Carpenter's reaction after the ball was caught, and it looked as if the right-hander mouthed a few expletives in Napoli's direction. The Rangers catcher was asked about those words during the post game press conference. ... "It's unfortunate if he was yelling at me because we've never had any things going on. So it's unfortunate, but it's not my -- I'm not going to pursue anything." Apparently it has nothing to do with Napoli, Carpenter just doesn't like any of his opponents.

The Dallas Morning News

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October 25, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Quite a few trash talkers on the Cards

October 25, 2011  08:34 AM ET

He's a ****. Plain and simple... In a game of gentlemen (see Mike Young, Mike Napoli, entire Rangers team), he is a thug that lacks sportsmanship and class. I'm sure his children were proud while watching him lose control on national television. Loser....

October 25, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Someone being emotional during a big game? Big news I guess.

October 25, 2011  08:48 AM ET

Its been known Carp is an a**h***.

October 25, 2011  08:51 AM ET

At least Napoli took the high-road. He could have buried Carpenter and created a media mess, but didn't.

Good for him.

October 25, 2011  08:53 AM ET

Doesn't Carpenter have a penchant for doing thing like this?

October 25, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Gets his training from there loudmouth catcher Yadier Molina the king of trashtalking

October 25, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Yeah, he's always been a tremendous Dick Head, but results are what people will always care about. When he shut out the Phillies in game 5 no one really cared about how big of an **** hole he was

October 25, 2011  08:57 AM ET

Can someone tell Nolan Ryan how bad he looks on camera. Back away from the buffet table...

October 25, 2011  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Doesn't Carpenter have a penchant for doing thing like this?

Perhaps Carpenter is mad at American League hitters in general considering he sucked for 7 years in Toronto.

October 25, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Perhaps Carpenter is mad at American League hitters in general considering he sucked for 7 years in Toronto.

haha perhaps

October 25, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Slow news day? Texas looked good again last night.

October 25, 2011  09:07 AM ET

I don't think he was cursing at napoli. it was more like F yeah, that ball traveled a long way and it was caught.
didn't see it, and from the arcticle Napoli didn't hear it...

October 25, 2011  09:07 AM ET

Another good game.

October 25, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He's a ****. Plain and simple... In a game of gentlemen (see Mike Young, Mike Napoli, entire Rangers team), he is a thug that lacks sportsmanship and class. I'm sure his children were proud while watching him lose control on national television. Loser....

game of gentlemen? Were you watching cricket?? Give it a rest. Carpenter may not be the nicest guy in the world but please stop with the gentleman nonsense. Makes you sound like a jilted hooker.

October 25, 2011  09:10 AM ET

No problem. Napoli had the last word. BANG!

October 25, 2011  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

game of gentlemen? Were you watching cricket?? Give it a rest. Carpenter may not be the nicest guy in the world but please stop with the gentleman nonsense. Makes you sound like a jilted hooker.

You been jilting hookers again sunny?

October 25, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Is this even news. Trash talking is a normal part of any sport.

October 25, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Is this even news. Trash talking is a normal part of any sport.

Put up or shut up. Napoli did the former. Way to go!

 
October 25, 2011  09:20 AM ET

the first game in st louis you could hear him loud and clear screaming bad words in front of the microphones nearby.....dont know why his manager, his teammates, and mlb dont try to control his mouth...for a class bunch of fans, he is an embarrassment...obviously needs an **** whupping real bad...

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