A group of Cardinals fans confronted Michael Brown protesters before a playoff game Monday, and the results were ugly.
Which really made this seem even dumber:
St. Louis to America: Don’t Be Jealous
Mayor of St. Louis Responds to the Cardinals Being Called ‘Hateable’
This was apparently written in response to a Wall St Journal article which named the St. Louis Cardinals the most "hateable" team in baseball which is absurd, because I hate the Cardinals and I can think of at least three teams I hate more than I hate them, but whatever. Let's see why the mayor thinks we may be "jealous" of St. Louis.
You see, while you might think of St. Louis as flyover country and not pay us much due, we’re kind of a big deal come October on Major League Baseball diamonds. In fact, we’re kind of a big deal for a number of reasons.
Ooh, "kind of a big deal!" Wat yo keep those pop-culture references current!
Thus, I feel compelled to deliver a simple message to America: We’re sorry.Sure, we’re sorry the Cardinals have won 11 World Series championships, two since 2006. But there’s much, much more for which we owe all of you a heartfelt apology.Indeed, we’re sorry that New York and San Francisco are 2.3 times and 1.7 times respectively more expensive to live in than the St. Louis metro area.
Okay, and I'm sorry that New York and San Francisco are 23. and 1.7 times more desirable places to live than St. Louis apparently. I mean, you know how the market works, right? If a lot of people want to live in a place, that place becomes more expensive? Supply and demand?
Oh and also, since 2006 , the San Francisco Giants and Boston Red Sox have also won 2 Woirld Series championships apiece, so maybe it's not that big a deal?
We’re sorry for producing one of the world’s best-selling batteries (Energizer) and two of the 10 best-selling beers in the world—Budweiser and Bud Light.
Oh, I didn't realize that you produced piss water and slightly less flavorful piss water there in your fine city. Gee, I wish San Francisco had something to stack up against. . . oh, wait!
Hmm, how many American beers made the list of "World Classics" in Micheal Jackson's (not that Micheal Jackson) Pocket Guide to Beer?
The 2000 list included six American beers: Anchor Steam, Anchor Liberty Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot, Alaskan Smoked Porter and Celis White (on its last legs in Texas).
(This Micheal Jackson)
We’re sorry that the four largest metro areas in the nation lost nearly 25,000 financial-service jobs between January 2007 and September 2012, while St. Louis added more than 5,500 in the sector.
That guy Jon Hamm? Yeah, we’re sorry for raising him here and sending him out into the world for your entertainment delight.
Yeah, and then he went to Hollywood California so he could become an entertainer. Had he stayed in St. Louis he would have been known as that guy who performs 6 nights a week at Busch Gardens and gets laid an awful lot.
Let me just add this about that. I was born and raised in San Mateo, California. San Mateo produced Tom Brady, one of the finest quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. And I promise you that there is absolutely no reason whatsoever that anyone should ever visit San Mateo, California unless maybe you're an insomniac looking for a cure. Having a famous accomplished person come from your town is no testament to the impressiveness of that town, especially if that person had to leave that town in order to become successfula and accomplished.
Also, St. Louis is a pretty big city. You've only produced one celebrity? I mean, my God, Concord, California doesn't even show up on a map of Concord, California and it produced Dave Brubeck, Tom Hanks and Mark Hamill! Step up your game there, St Louis!
We’re sorry for our diverse community in that more Bosnians—over 60,000—call St. Louis home than anywhere outside of Bosnia.Wow. I don't know what's sadder, the fact that Bosnians are the only people in the world who would come to St. Louis and say "yes, this place is better than the place we left, let's stay here." Or the fact that that's what you consider "diversity."
Compared to this, St. Louis doesn't seem too bad!
Geez, take a drive through LA someday. You'll see Ethiopian neighborhoods, Armenian neighborhoods, Korean neighborhoods, Chinese, Japanese, Samoan, Russian, Mexican, Salvadoran. . . Hell, in Houston, Texas not exactly known as an enclave of racial tolerance has more diversity. Just look at theis report from the Houston FOX affiliate:
Over 100 Languages in HoustonHOUSTON (FOX 26) -
Spanish, Vietnamese, Farsi, those are just a few of the 100 languages spoken throughout the city of Houston.
So that's what Houston fucking Texas brings to the table diversity-wise and you're going to sit thater going "a lot of our white guys come from Eastern Europe?"
We’re sorry for Forest Park, our beautiful 1,300-acre urban park comprises an award-winning zoo, science center, art and history museums, golf courses, ice rink and green space.
And I'm sorry that you never learned proper sentence structure. Also I'm sorry to have to tell you that pretty much every city has parks, zoos, museums and golf courses. The fact that you think this is something about which to brag just makes me feel sad for you.
We’re sorry for not only being home to 18 Fortune 1000 companies, but for developing one of the most promising and fastest-growing ecosystems for startups and entrepreneurs, delivering innovations that are being used by businesses and consumers world-wide. You know, like that pesky social-media platform Twitter (St. Louisan Jack Dorsey ) or credit-card processing device Square (St. Louisan Jim McKelvey).
Again, St. Louis is a pretty big city. Having a whopping 0.18% of the Fortune One Thousand (who knew it went up to 1000? most of us stopped paying attention after 500) hardly seems like that big an accomplishment.
We’re sorry that at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Richard Blechynden served tea with ice, thus inventing iced tea (although not the rapper/actor Ice-T).
Oh my God, that was you? Oh, I take it all back then. If I knew that you were responsible for the brilliant innovation of adding ICE to a refreshing beverage, well. . . I just don't know what we would ever have done without the brilliant inventive mind of Richard Blechynden who was born on a tea plantation IN INDIA.
We are, in fact, actually kind of sorry that our state animal is the mule, but that’s another discussion for another day. The point is that we here in the Midwest are not a boastful people.
WHAT? You have literally spent the entire column boasting about the supposed virtues of your stupid city. (And somehow forgot to mention ribs, the only thing besides baseball you seem to be good at). You've done nothing but brag in that passive-aggressive Sarah Palin "sorry, not sorry" style that is usually reserved for rebellious teens.
Geez, sorry I don't want to be Stepford wife and spit out a bunch of stupid babies! Sorry!
Don’t hate us because we’re beautiful here in St. Louis. But if you do, just know that we’re sorry. Go Cards!
--Francis G. Slay is the mayor of St. Louis.
You know what, Francis G, Slay? Fuck you and your phony aw-shucks humility. Fuck you and your entire fucking city. And especially fuck your stupid baseball team. You bastards are going down!
Remember this? Get used to a lot of this!
Ah, yes. The sweet taste of Cardinals tears!