The Philidelphia Phillies began a series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium Monday and a certain player was met with undue disdain.
There are very few times that I am actually disappointed in St. Louis Cardinals fans. Sure, there are going to be outliers every once in a while that do not reflect the majority of fans, but this situation may be different. In his first at-bats in St. Louis as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, Bryce Harper was booed by a large enough amount of Cardinals fans for it to be heard through the broadcast.
This very well could be the minority of fans-I believe it is- but why in the world would you boo the man? Do we not see how idiotic that is?
I understand it is frustrating that the 26-year-old didn’t sign with the hometown team, but to this point, we have no idea what the actual negotiations between the Cardinals and Harper were. From everything the team has said about it, they were the ones who were bearish on signing Harper, something Harper has no control over.
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The idea that Harper might get booed was mentioned on the Bernie Miklasz Show on 101 ESPN recently and I scoffed. There was no way that fans could be that shortsighted, but no. I was wrong. I know it is not the entirety of the fan base that booed him and if you agree with me, I hope you were as embarrassed as I was.
It may be a self-proclaimed title, but the Best Fans In Baseball should know better than to whine at the Camaro that your friend’s parents bought him while yours were in the Honda lot. Be better Cardinals fans.
Harper was free to choose where he wanted to go for the first time in his career. He and his agent were patient and played the long game and ended up with a contract in a city that loves Harper and who he was happy to commit to for 13 years. So what if that wasn’t St. Louis. Harper is not the one to get mad at.
It’s not often that I get to actually write a rant here at Redbird Rants, but listening to the fans during the first inning of Monday’s game more or less left me no choice. Again, I’m not talking to the vast majority of you who I’m sure agree with me, but if you disagree, grow up and shush down.