Royals manager Yost calls out Cardinals fans, Twitter goes nuts
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost had some interesting things to say about the fan base of their cross-state rival, the St. Louis Cardinals, in a recent postgame new conference.
"The Missouri fans are great," Yost said when asked about the fans, per MLB.com. But of course, he had to clarify: "The St. Louis fans are great, but not as vocal and exciting as our fans."
Twitterverse was quick to chime in on Yost's comments — and Cards fans were not kind.
Royals fans were quick to rush to Yost's defense:
The vocal and exciting fans that started paying attention last October? https://t.co/sQ4LHgrnmr— Matt Stern (@sternm4795) August 17, 2015
The inferiority complex in Kansas City continues. It's so, so cute. https://t.co/KdDxYOuNCq— Alex Bausch (@CFN_Intern) August 17, 2015
Those were just the tame tweets.
Shots fired!! He basically called STL fans old and boring.....I heard he said 1738 is STL fans median birth year https://t.co/SbWTvlOxw4— Sports Junkies (@SprtsJunkiesSTL) August 17, 2015
Here's hoping this heated rivalry is able to be decided in the ultimate showdown, the World Series.