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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Strauss (StL P-D): Culture clash pits bravado, team respect

Hey, baseball is the primary religion in Our Town. Out here it’s a place to be seen, maybe flash some gang signs on the matrix and bat a beach ball.

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: October 17, 2013 at 12:41 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 17, 2013 at 06:19 AM (#4575659)
In case this guy hasn't noticed, St Louis is one of the most violent cities in the country. Far more decrepit and dangerous than Los Angeles. He should find something else to taunt LA about.
   2. HMS Moses Taylor Posted: October 17, 2013 at 07:47 AM (#4575665)
This is supposed to be the satire piece. But it's really hard to tell the difference.

Actually, the fake one is still written better.
   3. jmurph Posted: October 17, 2013 at 09:11 AM (#4575697)
I don't understood the need to feel morally superior while also being on top of the sport. It's only justifiable as the consolation prize of the sore loser; my lame morally superior days as a Red Sox fan were all prior to them winning in 2004. But throughout the great Boston sports run of the 2000s, I absolutely acknowledged that Belichick/KG/Pedro/Rondo/Millar/Pedroia/Youkilis/etc. were all difficult to like if you weren't a fan.
   4. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: October 17, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4575712)
I can't imagine caring much less about what other fans think of the teams I root for. Sure, it'd be fun if everyone was on board with me but I'm under no illusions that my teams are any better or worse than other teams out there.
   5. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 17, 2013 at 09:47 AM (#4575718)
Remember when the Cardinals embraced Nelly as their #1 fan?

Wouldn't like Royals or Pirates fans truly be the best fans in baseball? Pretty easy to cheer for a team that has been awesome my entire lifetime save for a random year here or there. The fact there are still Royals and Pirates fans that exist is a testament to baseball fandom. Or insanity. You choose.
   6. cardsfanboy Posted: October 17, 2013 at 07:34 PM (#4576254)
In case this guy hasn't noticed, St Louis is one of the most violent cities in the country. Far more decrepit and dangerous than Los Angeles. He should find something else to taunt LA about.


Not to defend this article or anything, but NOBODY who lives in St Louis, considers East St Louis as part of the same city. There is limited ability to get from one to the other so there is a very sharp divide by just crossing the bridge. Add in that majority of the people in St Louis live in the suburbs and not the "real" city (roughly 2mil in the burbs, 300k in the city) and you can forgive him for not thinking of St Louis as this violent hotbed activity that the stats say we are.
   7. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: October 17, 2013 at 07:40 PM (#4576256)
St Louis proper -- not East St Louis -- has the second most violent crime per capita of any large city in the United States. I'm just saying if you're going in for lightly-coded racism, you might as well make sure you know your ass from your elbow about the other stuff.

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