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Brewers Fans: Leave Lucroy’s Wife Alone

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I never thought I’d have to write this blog, folks.  I never thought that anyone — much less a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers — would criticize any of the players’ wives for anything, as any given wife has little influence (if any) on her husband’s performance on the field.

But it appears some ill-bred Brewers fans are criticizing Mrs. Jonathan Lucroy due to the odd, off-the-field accident he suffered, resulting in a broken hand.  Lucroy was reaching for a sock that had fallen under his hotel bed when his wife dropped a piece of luggage; this luggage landed on his hand, resulting in a very unusual “boxer’s fracture.”  Mrs. Lucroy, by all accounts, feels terrible about this, because of course she never wanted to injure her husband.

Yet because Lucroy was hitting a ton, doing well as a Brewers catcher, and was garnering some national support for the National League All-Star team, these same ill-bred Brewers fans appear to believe that Mrs. Lucroy hurt her husband on purpose.  And because they apparently believe this mistaken view should be shouted from the rooftops — or at least listed at Facebook, where Mrs. Lucroy apparently has a page (I haven’t been able to find it) — Mrs. Lucroy has actually received hate mail over this.

Here’s a link to the story from Fox Sports Wisconsin:

http://www.foxsportswisconsin.com/05/30/12/Report-Lucroys-wife-getting-hate-mail/landing_brewers.html?blockID=737984&feedID=5196

And here’s a relevant quote:

“It’s tough for me because it’s already a freak thing as it is,” Lucroy told WSSP. “My wife has been getting hate mail on her Facebook, messages and stuff. It’s really sad that these kind of things happen from a freak thing. She didn’t do it on purpose, man. It was an accident. Stranger things have happened.
 
“It’s been a battle for me, personally, because there’s no one to blame, and my wife is getting killed by this. It’s not like she’s not hurting enough already, feeling guilty enough already. I really wish people would leave her alone, leave us alone, just let us try to move forward and get this behind us.”

Now, this shouldn’t even need to be said, but since this has happened, apparently it does.  Brewers fans, no matter what you think about Jonathan Lucroy’s accident, please leave Mrs. Lucroy alone.  She feels bad enough as it is.

Now, let’s get back to watching the Brewers play rather than criticizing a player’s wife, shall we?  Because as Brewers fans, we should have the class to leave players’ wives out of it.

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