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(Some Guy) Video 25 years ago, St. Louis Cardinal Mike Laga received a standing ovation. For a foul ball   (kfns.com) divider line 37
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2011-08-12 09:57:36 AM  
I have four autographed Mike Laga bats, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2011-08-12 12:54:01 PM  
The best fans in baseball are so awesome they cheer for foul balls.
 
2011-08-12 12:56:45 PM  
I don't remember that, but I did see Richard Hidalgo foul one out of Minute Maid about ten years ago.
 
2011-08-12 01:04:38 PM  
I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.
 
2011-08-12 01:12:36 PM  
when i was a kid, Johnny Bench fouled one out of Dodger Stadium
it went straight up and back
 
2011-08-12 01:14:35 PM  

lolwutwut: The best fans in baseball are so awesome they cheer for foul balls.


I've been a Cardinals fan practically my entire life(my father and grandparents were Cards fans), and here's what I have to say about that "best fans" moniker; that's a pile of horseshiat. Just because some writer or broadcaster said it some 20-30 years ago doesn't make it so.
 
2011-08-12 01:14:48 PM  

Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though.


Then you might BE in St. Louis, but you sure as hell don't LIVE here.
 
2011-08-12 01:28:30 PM  
When did Fark video become the MLB channel?
 
2011-08-12 01:31:28 PM  

Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.


The funny thing about Cards fans is that they know absolutely everything there is to know about both the Cardinals and the Cubs, but absolutely nothing about any other team, past or present. It's hard to believe, but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes time and time and time again, I wouldn't believe it, either. And I'm not talking about a "Who is Chad Bradford?" level of non Cards/Cubs ignorance, I'm talking a "Who is Joe DiMaggio ?" level.

One of the most amazing phenomenons this world has to offer.
 
2011-08-12 01:48:42 PM  
I am sure most of the applause was directed towards to Cardinals fans to themselves for being so great.
 
2011-08-12 01:54:29 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.

The funny thing about Cards fans is that they know absolutely everything there is to know about both the Cardinals and the Cubs, but absolutely nothing about any other team, past or present. It's hard to believe, but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes time and time and time again, I wouldn't believe it, either. And I'm not talking about a "Who is Chad Bradford?" level of non Cards/Cubs ignorance, I'm talking a "Who is Joe DiMaggio ?" level.

One of the most amazing phenomenons this world has to offer.


You might be exaggerating a bit but that phenomenon happens in all cities with a long tradition of great players. But my question is this: why should they (Cardinal fans) care about NY, Boston or LA players when no one in NY, Boston or LA knows who the hell Stan Musial is? When the ESPN talking heads start mentioning the greastest living players you hear Mays, Aaron, Bonds, etc but never is Musial discussed. Look at his stats. Easily one of the best 10 best players ever, if not in the top 5.
 
2011-08-12 01:59:04 PM  
Haters gonna hate.
 
2011-08-12 01:59:32 PM  
As a guy who has lived in both cities...Cards fans are just like Steeler fans.

They root for their teams like no other fanbase I've ever seen...very passionate, very dedicated to their teams, but my God are they the biggest homers alive and as someone else said...information and knowledge about the sport beyond their team? They could care less.

/And I agree, Stan Musial is EASILY one of the top 10 baseball players of all time.
 
2011-08-12 02:04:34 PM  

bluenote13: Why Would I Read the Article: Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.

The funny thing about Cards fans is that they know absolutely everything there is to know about both the Cardinals and the Cubs, but absolutely nothing about any other team, past or present. It's hard to believe, but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes time and time and time again, I wouldn't believe it, either. And I'm not talking about a "Who is Chad Bradford?" level of non Cards/Cubs ignorance, I'm talking a "Who is Joe DiMaggio ?" level.

One of the most amazing phenomenons this world has to offer.

You might be exaggerating a bit but that phenomenon happens in all cities with a long tradition of great players. But my question is this: why should they (Cardinal fans) care about NY, Boston or LA players when no one in NY, Boston or LA knows who the hell Stan Musial is? When the ESPN talking heads start mentioning the greastest living players you hear Mays, Aaron, Bonds, etc but never is Musial discussed. Look at his stats. Easily one of the best 10 best players ever, if not in the top 5.


Anyone who doesn't know who Musial is, is a moron. The baseball fans in my family (from NY) are not guilty of that.
 
2011-08-12 02:07:10 PM  

Coach_J: They could care less.


You're right, we could care less, because we do actually care.

I'm fairly certain you were looking for "I couldn't care less" which of course expands out to "I could not care less about this thing, because I do not care about it at all."

Simple mistake really, only means the complete opposite of what you were trying to say. Like that whole "when I say no I mean yes" thing that wives do.

I'm only pointing this out in such an obvious manner because if I don't, you won't feel stupid, and you won't learn.

I could care less about what the Red Sox do, but I don't, since I hate them.

/what?
 
2011-08-12 02:09:35 PM  

Coach_J: As a guy who has lived in both cities...Cards fans are just like Steeler fans.

They root for their teams like no other fanbase I've ever seen...very passionate, very dedicated to their teams, but my God are they the biggest homers alive and as someone else said...information and knowledge about the sport beyond their team? They could care less.

/And I agree, Stan Musial is EASILY one of the top 10 baseball players of all time.


With that said, if you ask other players they will tell you they love the St Louis fans. Tony Gwynn said that if he was not going to get hit number 3000 at home, he wanted to do it in St Louis before SD went to Montreal that year. Ken Griffey Jr said he was overwhelmed by the ovation he got in St Louis when he hit HR 500 here on Father's Day. I have also been to games when players on the other team makes a great play, or makes it to a milestone in his career and the fans are very supportive.*

*Unless, of course, you are Scott Rolen and TLR makes sure that the team does not even announce when you hit a career milestone.

//I think TLR should have left after he won the WS in 2006. He has become a cranky old man in the last few years and sometimes I am embarassed he is our manager.
 
2011-08-12 02:24:12 PM  

bluenote13: When the ESPN talking heads start mentioning the greastest living players you hear Mays, Aaron, Bonds, etc but never is Musial discussed. Look at his stats. Easily one of the best 10 best players ever, if not in the top 5.


When I was 2 years old, my father drove 3 hours to St. Louis to take me to a game to see Musial play in what was his final season (1963).
I still remember that day.
I've been a huge baseball/ St. Louis Cardinals fan ever since.

/Thanks dad
//Subby
 
2011-08-12 02:25:15 PM  
"I'm up too".

T M I
 
2011-08-12 03:00:34 PM  
Bah, all this does is make me want to dig up videos of Tiger's batters hitting a homerunonto/over the roof at the old tiger stadium
 
2011-08-12 03:15:38 PM  
When I was a kid, Cecil Fielder hit a left field over-the-roof shot off Dave Stewart in August.

At old Tiger Stadium. A majestic home run. I ejaculated in my pants...
 
2011-08-12 03:44:11 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.

The funny thing about Cards fans is that they know absolutely everything there is to know about both the Cardinals and the Cubs, but absolutely nothing about any other team, past or present. It's hard to believe, but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes time and time and time again, I wouldn't believe it, either. And I'm not talking about a "Who is Chad Bradford?" level of non Cards/Cubs ignorance, I'm talking a "Who is Joe DiMaggio ?" level.

One of the most amazing phenomenons this world has to offer.


You, madame, are yet another clear example of why the offspring of cousins should be barred from posting comments.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2011-08-12 03:55:15 PM  
They also gave Larry Walker a standing ovation for striking out.
 
2011-08-12 03:58:37 PM  

Coach_J: They could care less



?
 
ecl
2011-08-12 04:53:57 PM  

ChuckNorrisSays: Why Would I Read the Article: Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.

The funny thing about Cards fans is that they know absolutely everything there is to know about both the Cardinals and the Cubs, but absolutely nothing about any other team, past or present. It's hard to believe, but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes time and time and time again, I wouldn't believe it, either. And I'm not talking about a "Who is Chad Bradford?" level of non Cards/Cubs ignorance, I'm talking a "Who is Joe DiMaggio ?" level.

One of the most amazing phenomenons this world has to offer.

You, madame, are yet another clear example of why the offspring of cousins should be barred from posting comments.


QFT
 
2011-08-12 05:37:50 PM  

coffee fiend: lolwutwut: The best fans in baseball are so awesome they cheer for foul balls.

I've been a Cardinals fan practically my entire life(my father and grandparents were Cards fans), and here's what I have to say about that "best fans" moniker; that's a pile of horseshiat. Just because some writer or broadcaster said it some 20-30 years ago doesn't make it so.


Humility is among the many traits that make you the best in baseball.

/grovel
 
2011-08-12 05:51:14 PM  
Does anyone have video of the other time Mike Laga's bat touched the ball? That might have also received a standing ovation.
 
2011-08-12 06:40:09 PM  
"And now there's a beach ball on the field, and the ball boys are discussing which one of them's going to go get it."
 
2011-08-12 07:05:53 PM  
Cards fans

0.tqn.com
 
2011-08-12 08:09:12 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: Cards fans

[morans.jpg]


Well, to be fair, that guy can do a pretty solid interview (new window) for a Cards fan.
 
2011-08-12 08:59:04 PM  
FTFA: In addition to having one of the most prolific baseball cards in Cardinals history

www.made2mentor.com
 
2011-08-12 08:59:41 PM  

lolwutwut: The best fans in baseball are so awesome they cheer for foul balls.


No, the best fans in baseball are so awesome that they know that a foul ball is simply a strike. They actually cheer when something good occurs.

/moran.
//hate the Cardinals.
///hate the Cardinals fanbase even more.
 
2011-08-12 09:10:31 PM  

El Speverino: Why Would I Read the Article: Cards fans

[morans.jpg]

Well, to be fair, that guy can do a pretty solid interview (new window) for a Cards fan.


Wow. This guy cannot be real. Absolutely nobody can be that stupid, without being an Atlanta Braves fan.
 
2011-08-13 12:04:37 AM  
I used to listen to Cardinal games on a transistor radio some old guy named Hot Rod had while sitting on a country store porch on summer evenings. Cardinal baseball was on radio over a vast section of the heartland. Missouri, Illinois, Tenn., Kentucky, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, probably Nebraska and Iowa. We would attend a couple of games each year. I once saw an outfielder for a visiting team make a great catch. The fans gave him a standing ovation. Later, I attended Red Sox games. An opposing player would get a standing ovation only if he died on the field. A fairly high percentage of Cardinal fans are well informed. They appreciate a well-played game even if it's the other team playing well. Some St. Louis fans are dicks but no more than anywhere else. Am old. Have been to many ballparks. Get off my outfield. What the Hell is a best fan in baseball anyway?
 
2011-08-13 12:12:01 AM  

bluenote13: Why Would I Read the Article: Hohlraum: I live in St. Louis. Don't follow sports other than MMA and Boxing though. People here are baseball crazy. They love that team like is was their child. It's pretty wild.

The funny thing about Cards fans is that they know absolutely everything there is to know about both the Cardinals and the Cubs, but absolutely nothing about any other team, past or present. It's hard to believe, but if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes time and time and time again, I wouldn't believe it, either. And I'm not talking about a "Who is Chad Bradford?" level of non Cards/Cubs ignorance, I'm talking a "Who is Joe DiMaggio ?" level.

One of the most amazing phenomenons this world has to offer.

You might be exaggerating a bit but that phenomenon happens in all cities with a long tradition of great players. But my question is this: why should they (Cardinal fans) care about NY, Boston or LA players when no one in NY, Boston or LA knows who the hell Stan Musial is? When the ESPN talking heads start mentioning the greastest living players you hear Mays, Aaron, Bonds, etc but never is Musial discussed. Look at his stats. Easily one of the best 10 best players ever, if not in the top 5.


Too often, AL fanbois forget the rich history of the St. Louis Cardinals. Had Branch Rickey stayed, they likely would be on par with the Yankees.

/not to mention baseball screwing their farm system over in 47 thanks to the bonus rule.
 
2011-08-13 12:53:12 AM  

SkeptiSys: El Speverino: Why Would I Read the Article: Cards fans

[morans.jpg]

Well, to be fair, that guy can do a pretty solid interview (new window) for a Cards fan.

Wow. This guy cannot be real. Absolutely nobody can be that stupid, without being an Atlanta Braves fan.


I think the "2 KFC Famous Bowls" as payment for the interview should have tipped you off there. Of course, Poe's Law and all that I guess.
 
2011-08-13 12:59:50 AM  
Red Sox fans know. Man, do they know... it's with the bitterest regret that anyone who was any damn good didn't play on the Sawx, a cosmic injustice.

On the one hand, Red Sox fans know the game and its history better than almost any other fan. On the other hand, they use it to hate you and your team with the heat of a million suns because your utility infielder used to play for Atlanta, which stole the Boston Braves from Milwaukee, and so he's mercenary scum, I hope he dies and takes you with him.
 
2011-08-13 05:48:17 PM  
Baseball sucks.

Always has, always will.
 
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