The St. Louis Cardinals being investigated for hacking is instigating the same reaction from baseball fans that NFL fans had towards the Patriots. Some Cardinals fans are relishing in the comparison.
You know you're good when you get accused of cheating. The St. Louis Cardinals are the Patriots of baseball. Haters gonna hate. Go Cards!— Katie (@Beatrix_Kiddo83) June 16, 2015
Make no mistake: "Haters" aren't enjoying the fact people are potentially facing federal charges for hacking, it's because of arrogant Cardinals fans ceaselessly reminding everyone else that they're "the best," and doing things "the right way." Of course when the team gets caught for behaving badly they'll be reminded that they did things the wrong way.
Some fans think other teams are jealous that they didn't think of hacking the Astros in first place -- something they never needed to do.
The St. Louis Cardinals are a great team and all other teams are just jealous they didn't think of this hack first. #Astros— Hannah Gais (@hannahgais) June 16, 2015
Or a federal agent risking their career and reputation to influence baseball.
The @Cardinals investigation is being led by the HOUSTON F.BI division. Sounds like a jealous fan to me.— Luke Wright (@TheLukeWright) June 16, 2015
The list goes on ...
People will literally take any chance they get to throw hate at the Cardinals. Why? Because we consistently win— Reese Taylor (@ReeseBobby7) June 16, 2015
Anybody is looking for any reason to try and bring down the @Cardinals haters gonna hate whenever you are the best— Adam Archer (@A_Archer23) June 16, 2015
Lotsa butthurt Cardinals haters today I see. Good. Get it our of your system because they'll be playing in October either way.— Kyle Russell (@waypastparadise) June 16, 2015
The slew of fans that hate the @Cardinals are in hater heaven right now. It really just displays the stupidity of said haters. People R dumb— Kyle Giles (@GilesKyle) June 16, 2015
Here's the deal Cardinals fans: Sure, you could keep pursuing this line of thought that everyone are "haters," but maybe be introspective for a second, OK? You have a great baseball team and a die-hard fan base, the team messed up. That's it -- no conspiracy, no Zapruder film. Let this situation be a lesson in humility, then the next time something happens there wont be quite as many "haters."
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