ST. LOUIS A member of the Texas Rangers team that lost to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series last year, Bengie Molina is back at the Fall Classic again.
But it's not with the Rangers or Cardinals, two teams he once thought he might play for this season. It's to support baby brother Yadier, the Cardinals All-Star catcher who had three hits in Monday's Game 5 and has driven in five runs in the Series a team record for a catcher.
"It's a little weird because I was here last year playing for the Rangers and all of a sudden here's my brother trying to beat them," Bengie Molina said. "It's kind of a weird feeling but I'm behind Yadi 100 percent and I want him to win it.
"I know what all they went through all year. It's not easy to be here. It wasn't easy for them and it will be great, it will be awesome if they win."
Between Bengie, Yadier and middle brother Jose, there already are five World Series rings in the Molina family. Bengie and Jose won the 2002 Series together ...