I'm not saying the St. Louis Cardinals have the worst fans in baseball…far from it. That said, they're not as good as they would like to think they are.
Here's one reason why.
Meet Bobby Metzinger. The 31-year-old Cardinals fan was arrested this past weekend for, get this, making threats via Twitter. The threats have since disappeared, but our friends over at @BestFansStLouis managed to grab a screen shot of out of Metzinger's finest before dude could press "delete".
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, police likened Metzinger's series of tweets (there were several) to "walking on to an airplane and making terrorist-like statements". Apparently the St. Louis native didn’t take any steps carry out the threats, but still…the cops need to take action.
“I wasn’t going to take any chances with the safety of the fans and Major League Baseball,” St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said. “We follow through on threats like this all the time, but certainly everyone’s attention is heightened because of the World Series.”
You would think that a guy making threats on Twitter during the World Series and getting arrested for it would make other Cardinals fans stop and take notice, right?
Not long after the Boston Red Sox captured their third World Series in ten seasons, tweets similar to the ones that got Metzinger in hot water, started popping up all over the Twittersphere.
Naturally, many other offensive tweets were deleted, but that doesn't negate the fact that they were moronic and in poor taste.
I know the season just ended…but when do pitchers and catchers report?