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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Bearded man robs St. Louis-area bank, shouts ‘Go Cards!’ on way out

Further proof that Cardinals fans are the best fans in the (under)world!

Gamingboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM | 25 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: crime, st. louis cardinals

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   1. Gonfalon B. Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:40 PM (#4277563)
I didn't know Charley Steiner was a Cardinals fan. Mark McGwire must have followed him to freedom.
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM (#4277569)
"Be Robbed!"
   3. The District Attorney Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:51 PM (#4277570)
I was trying to come up with a guy to whom the Cardinals gave a bad contract so I could make a joke, but of course there aren't any. (Unless you're this guy.)
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4277572)
I was trying to come up with a guy to whom the Cardinals gave a bad contract so I could make a joke, but of course there aren't any


Tino Martinez is one, but I don't think he left on good enough terms to root for the Cardinals.
   5. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: October 20, 2012 at 06:06 PM (#4277618)
They traded for Khalil Greene's bad contract, but with only one year left.
   6. flournoy Posted: October 20, 2012 at 06:14 PM (#4277626)
   7. asinwreck Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:03 PM (#4277666)
Go figure a franchise that employed Lou Brock and Vince Coleman would attract thieves.
   8. Darren Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:07 PM (#4277671)
Be held up.
   9. Bob Tufts Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:21 PM (#4277686)
What is it with ballplayers and sloppy facial hair? I'm not one to want to emulate the 70's Reds and the ban on beards and mustaches, but it appears that MLB players are once again a decade or so behind the fashion curve regarding the grunge/slacker look.
   10. Everybody Loves Tyrus Raymond Posted: October 20, 2012 at 08:26 PM (#4277688)
I guess that rules out Brian Wilson ... unless he's being especially clever.
   11. Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October Posted: October 20, 2012 at 09:33 PM (#4277715)
What is it with ballplayers and sloppy facial hair? I'm not one to want to emulate the 70's Reds and the ban on beards and mustaches, but it appears that MLB players are once again a decade or so behind the fashion curve regarding the grunge/slacker look.

I truly long for the day when everyone burns every last fashion magazine, throws away all their overpriced perfumes (including colognes and aftershave lotions) and simply dresses for comfort. If players like the clean-cut look, fine, but if they want to look like they just climbed out of a dumpster, what of it?
   12. Bob Tufts Posted: October 20, 2012 at 09:56 PM (#4277725)
Just wondering - does anyone get a tattoo while sober?

And can we start the bidding for exposed skin on which to put some sponsor's ink?
   13. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM (#4277755)

I truly long for the day when everyone burns every last fashion magazine, throws away all their overpriced perfumes (including colognes and aftershave lotions) and simply dresses for comfort. If players like the clean-cut look, fine, but if they want to look like they just climbed out of a dumpster, what of it?


Just go to a college.
   14. Dan Evensen Posted: October 21, 2012 at 01:49 AM (#4277830)
I truly long for the day when everyone burns every last fashion magazine, throws away all their overpriced perfumes (including colognes and aftershave lotions) and simply dresses for comfort. If players like the clean-cut look, fine, but if they want to look like they just climbed out of a dumpster, what of it?

Just go to a college.


I worked at a call center for a major cellular service provider for a year, and that's how people dressed there. There was a dress code, but the emphasis was more on covering oneself up than on actually wearing attractive clothing. It looked like most of my colleagues were going camping, and smelled similar.

The polar opposite is probably Seoul, South Korea.
   15. dr. scott Posted: October 21, 2012 at 12:28 PM (#4277986)
Thank god I no longer work or go to school in a place where everyone wears 80's jumpsuits and baggy hoodies cause their "comfortable".

Actually, I take that back. My job had me in Vegas for 6 months this year. Scary.
   16. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: October 21, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4277993)
Just wondering - does anyone get a tattoo while sober?


speaking as someone with a few tattoos, nope.
   17. DFA Posted: October 21, 2012 at 12:43 PM (#4277997)
I wonder if the bank patrons got on the floor without being prompted...
   18. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: October 21, 2012 at 11:38 PM (#4278661)
How do we know he wasn't really a Giants fan trying to throw the police off the trail? I doubt he was a Cub fan because then he'd probably rather go to jail than ever yell "Go Cards".
   19. DA Baracus Posted: October 21, 2012 at 11:53 PM (#4278666)
Just wondering - does anyone get a tattoo while sober?


There's a bar I like to go to and across the street is a tattoo parlor. The phrase "nothing good happens after midnight" is extremely applicable.
   20. Darkness and the howling fantods Posted: October 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM (#4278673)
How do we know he wasn't really a Giants fan trying to throw the police off the trail? I doubt he was a Cub fan because then he'd probably rather go to jail than ever yell "Go Cards".


Because any bearded bank-robbing Giants fan couldn't possibly resist yelling "Fear the beard!" at some point during the robbery?
   21. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: October 22, 2012 at 09:32 AM (#4278779)
Just wondering - does anyone get a tattoo while sober?

My girlfriend says all three of hers were planned out in advance and acquired while sober.

But then she's a lawyer and, based on the representative sample here, I'd expect her to act in a logical rational manner.
   22. McCoy Posted: October 22, 2012 at 09:36 AM (#4278783)
I truly long for the day when everyone burns every last fashion magazine, throws away all their overpriced perfumes (including colognes and aftershave lotions) and simply dresses for comfort.

I think comfort is overrated and overplayed. People shouldn't go walking around in public looking like slobs and bums.
   23. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM (#4278810)
Where was this man at the time of the incident?
   24. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: October 22, 2012 at 10:29 AM (#4278818)
Just wondering - does anyone get a tattoo while sober?


I was definitely sober when I got my 3. (Not only that, but I was in my late 30s. Midlife crisis, I suppose, but at least a whole lot cheaper than buying a sports car.) The last 2 I got at the same time, one on each arm, which meant a fair amount of pain then & immediately afterward, so detectives could be forgiven for believing that alcohol was involved.
   25. Bob Tufts Posted: October 22, 2012 at 11:12 AM (#4278877)
I hear that the "House of David" team has been reformed and will challenge the World Series winner to a game. The losers have to shave.

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