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Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Great Moments in headline writingHeadline: "St. Louis is perfect host for All-Star Game"
This is on MLB.com, of course, so it's not like it was gonna say "St. Louis: frankly, we coulda done a bit better."
Lots of great "St. Louis fans are the best in baseball" porn in that article if you're into that sort of thing.
Posted by Craig Calcaterra at 9:59am
I’ve always said “The Cardinals have the best fans in baseball—just ask any of them, and they’ll tell you so.”
I’m sure they’re good and fine and all that, but the horn-blowing gets to be a bit much.
Posted 07/07 at 12:54 PM
I’ve never been threatened in any park because I’m Cubs fan other than Busch. And the only person I’ve ever had threaten me with violence due to a non-Cards hat did so by pointing to his Cards tattoo and saying, “You see this? This is more than a tattoo. This is a way of life.”
I thought he was the best.
And I agree with Alex K, many times Cards fans are more worried about if the Cubs have won or not.
Posted 07/07 at 03:35 PM
Greg Simons said...
Where else other than Busch would a Cub fan get grief for wearing a Cubs hat? I’m sure Cardinal fans catch a lot of flack when they wear their Redbird gear to Wrigley, same as Yankees & Red Sox fans in their opponents’ parks. Of course, it’s idiotic for anyone to threaten violence at another person because of their sports team loyalty. Can’t we all just get along? It’s a baseball game, after all. It really shouldn’t be a way of life. Those for whom it is need to get a life.
And I’m a Cards fan who only cares if the Cubs lose if they’re battling the Cards for the division lead. Otherwise, I’m ambivalent. I will say I was happy to see them rough up the Brew Crew recently, since it helped out St. Louis in the standings.
Posted 07/07 at 04:01 PM
Oh. I don’t mind catching grief. No worries there… But I was requested to join the young man in fisticuffs… which I politely declined shortly before he was tossed from the game.
But we’ll keep beating up on Chicago North for you.
Posted 07/07 at 06:04 PM
Good friends of mine were kicked out of fenway for cheering for the yanks. Granted, I’m sure it was more for their safety as they mentioned that Will Hunting and 30 of his drunkest friends were starting to get rowdy and throw beers but I digress.
And regardless of all these squabbles, at least you are highly unlikely to get killed, unlike being in some South American soccer stadiums (structural collapses) or being in the wrong cheering section of a Celtic/Rangers game.
Posted 07/07 at 06:06 PM
So there’s something wrong with being appreciative of a player even if he’s not having a good day? There’s something wrong with taking a longer term view towards a player’s worth and not kicking him every time he strikes out?
I guess that we could turn on our best player every time he doesn’t win the game for us like the Yanks fans do with A-Rod, but I don’t see that as doing anything productive for the player or the team.
Posted 07/08 at 01:28 PM