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Ten Ways to Act Like an Unrepentant Cardinals Fan and BFIB

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5. Congratulate the losing team. You can tell yourself you're not being condescending, but you are and you secretly enjoy it. Only after that highest of triumphs, winning the World Series, are you allowed to really peacock around, puffed up with a sign you didn't spell-check.

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4. Wonder aloud why players today have so many tattoos, but don't mention any player by name.

3. Order a Bud at the ball game "to support the local brewery in town" and then wink repeatedly at your friends until they sigh in agreement.

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2. This one is a little controversial: You never, under any circumstances, do the wave. This is for amateurs who forget there is a baseball game being played.

1. Righteously chastise anybody who violates rules Nos. 2 through 10.

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And one bonus: Even though it's officially sanctioned language by the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club LLC, please stop saying "Cardinal Nation" to people. It's just awful.



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Jon Seals
Jon Seals

The "Best Fans In Baseball" is not a self-anointed moniker. It was started by Peter Gammons and many other noted baseball writers. MLB players voted St. Louis the best fans recently too. Do we humblebrag? Sure. Are we way too proud of our fandom and knowledge of the game? Certainly. On the other hand, is most of this "Cardinal Nation backlash" built on ignorance of the game and jealousy? Absolutely.

Ellen Bond
Ellen Bond

Love the hat!! Needs a squirrel tho! Lol!

Laura Dee
Laura Dee

We /used/ to do the wave... old Busch was great for it. I remember it fondly.

Jay Warner
Jay Warner

QUIZ: wHAT ARE the Yankees? WHO CARES.

Tom Meerschaert
Tom Meerschaert

Weak waves are an embarrassment. It works best in bowls and then only if everyone can understand their role and execute it. You have to see it at The Big House to appreciate it.

Shannon Hayden
Shannon Hayden

i guess even st.louis riverfront times do's not like some cards fans.read it and yes 1 is correct 1. Righteously chastise anybody who violates rules Nos. 2 through 10.ps is right on the money i should know i'm not a cards fan and live near stl.some cards fans tend to over do it and are really rude and obnoxious to me.i have been told by some that i'm a stupid bitch for not liking the cardinals,that i'm a retard etc

Christian Knobloch
Christian Knobloch

Yes, do the wave when it's 10-0, but there shouldn't be a wave when it's 2-1 in the eighth with runners on base. Also, nuts to the whole kid thing. The only people that I see starting the wave are drunk bromen who barely know where they are!

David J. McCutcheon
David J. McCutcheon

The wave is abhorrent in close ballgames and barely acceptable otherwise. Distracts the players.

Darin Gries
Darin Gries

There's nothing wrong with the wave. It's for kids when the game is moving as slow as dirt

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