Twitter wonders if hacking is the Cardinal Way Live
The New York Times is reporting that the FBI is investigating Cardinals front-office employees who allegedly hacked the Houston Astros.
As usual when a controversy arises, Twitter is the place to go to quip.
(How many people made this joke? A LOT.)
People: they're not the best hackers in baseball. They're being investigated by the FBI. That's not best hacking.
The Cardinals wouldn’t have been able to do this without some high-quality internet. Yes, they have the best LANs in baseball.
Cardinals hackers politely and respectfully applaud when other hackers hack their system.
But you know when the Cardinals hack your data, they hack it the right way, with great respect for your secrets.
Don't blame the Cardinals. The Astros should have developed the Best Firewall in Baseball #BFIB
This is still not as grave a crime as the restaurant and bar selection at Ballpark Village.
Mets checking if Wainwright's NLCS ending curveball to Beltran was deflated. http://t.co/QzIkViOS5u
The Cardinal Way, in case you're not familiar with it, was explained by Bernie Miklasz, who also wrote about how manager Mike Matheny is tired of the phrase.
Not saying he’s guilty, but he’s definitely a person of interest. http://t.co/HqNFzeOlvi
.@MattSebek I picked the wrong day to wear my "Mo Knows" shirt out in public
Retweeted by MattSebek
Will the FBI also be investigating the Royals hacking the All-Star voting process?
All right, now that the shock has worn off: May I go on record saying that if this is true, everyone involved should be thrown off the Arch.
They can't do Twitter right but they can hack into another Major League team's internal network. That makes a lot of sense to me.
Many, easy jokes aside: if this was more than a rogue geek working for the Cards, it could be the biggest baseball scandal in years.
The Cardinals will post all the hacked documents on WachaLeaks.
This whole hacking business is... *removes sunglasses* ...Busch League
This next one crosses the line:
No. Don't bring The Wizard into this. His backflips are sacrosanct.
Cards Fans: Whatever happens with #HackerGate take your lumps and be done with it. Don't make the #BFIB stigma any worse than it already is.
Just on a plane for two hours. Is everyone still making fun of the Cardinals disgrace? *checks twitter* Yes, yes they are. #BFIB
When the FBI team who is investigating this walks into Busch Stadium, I guarantee they get a standing ovation and curtain call! #BFIB
The "Baseball's Best Fans" account regularly RTs messages that display the Cardinals' fans' ... overzealous support for their team. A few examples:
@NYTSports This story just gives people an excuse to whine and complain about the Cards because their jealous.
So, teams can't compete with @Cardinals so they send the FBI to investigate them? Classic cowards.
The St. Louis Cardinals are a great team and all other teams are just jealous they didn't think of this hack first. #Astros
The @Cardinals investigation is being led by the HOUSTON F.BI division. Sounds like a jealous fan to me.
When the Astros get jealous of the cardinals 11 World Series championships @astros @Cardinals http://t.co/h91zfSv90G
So we could use more resources from the @FBI to stop ISIS, but instead we are gonna hunt down the #cardinals.
It cracks me up how jealous people are of success. Take some time before you label the Cardinals as cheaters #CardsNation #12in15for18
You know you're good when you get accused of cheating. The St. Louis Cardinals are the Patriots of baseball. Haters gonna hate. Go Cards!
And, from the team's biggest fan over at Deadspin:
@drewmagary @williamfleitch The only downside here is that Goodell doesn't get to hand down the punishment.
The right reaction GIF for the Cardinals hacking story doesn't exist. I need to Vine myself cracking a bone open and savoring the marrow.
The schadenfreude is on full display:
@stltoday BFIB..."best frauds in baseball" FBI seems to think so. #BFIB #SeeYouInCourt #lazyscouts #mcgwirewantsanapology
Are the Cardinals involved AND is it bad news? You KNOW this guy's gonna make an appearance.
Report: Cardinals being investigated for hacking the Astros. http://t.co/Q446lZCiWe http://t.co/27wQ9w01y3
But cheer up, Cards fans:
At least today's bad news isn't another quad strain!