WATCH: Cardinals Manager Mike Shildt Delivers NSFW Postgame Victory Speech

By , RADIO.COM Sports

Remember that scene in “The Sandlot” where Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez leads his team into the opponent’s field and they, in the words of Scotty Smalls, “beat the crap” out of the team they had bad blood with? That’s kind of what the St. Louis Cardinals did Wednesday night in Atlanta.

In a win-or-go-home Game 5 of the NLDS, the game felt over before it ever really started. The Cardinals put up 10 runs in the top of the first inning, ultimately eliminating the Braves in a 13-1 beatdown. It was a group effort, too. Not a single batter in the Cardinals lineup drove in more than two runs, but four hitters finished the game with two RBIs, and eight Cardinals drove in at least one run.

Following the victory, Cardinals outfielder Randy Arozarena streamed manager Mike Schildt’s postgame speech to the team on Instagram Live. While the speech is likely to become iconic in some baseball circles, this likely wasn’t something meant to be seen by anyone outside of the Cardinals clubhouse.

WARNING: Explicit content

“What I loved about this series is we played the game hard, we played the game right,” Shildt said. “They started some s**t. We finished the s**t. And that’s how we roll. No one f***s with us. Ever. Ever. Now I don’t give a f*** who we play. We are going to f*** them up. We are going to take it to them the whole f****ing way. We are going to kick their f****** a***s.

Arozarena, a 24-year-old outfielder, struck out in his only at-bat in Game 5. He issued a statement on Instagram in Spanish that, per Cardinals Nation 24/7 on Twitter, roughly translates to “I want to apologize to my colleagues, manager, the Cardinals organization and baseball fans for the video I posted tonight after our team’s victory in Atlanta. That was a moment that was meant to be private with my team and I made a rookie mistake by sharing it on my social media account.”
It will be interesting to see if Arozarena is on the Cardinals roster in the NLCS, will they will take on the Washington Nationals.

Braves icon Chipper Jones, a Hall of Famer, had an interesting response to the video on Twitter:

The bad blood in the series dates back to Game 1, when, among other things, Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. admired a ninth inning home run and trotted around third base in a manner that rubbed Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez - and his manager, apparently - the wrong way.