5) Have Cardinals Fans Given Up Crying About Don Denkinger?
For years, like clockwork, we’d see another round of Twitter wailing about Don Denkinger’s blown call in Game 6 of the 1985 World Series from St. Louis Cardinals fans. Every time the two teams faced one another in their annual inter-league match-up, multiple St. Louis fans bought up the play.
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St.Louis Cardinals fans continued to blame Denkinger’s call for their team’s loss in 1985, forgetting that their players completely lost their composure in Game 6. Multiple Cardinals blunders in the field did far more than Denkinger to help the KC Royals walk-off win.
Of course, Cardinals fans conveniently failed to mention that their team lost 11-0 the following day in Game 7 when they still had a chance to win.
Either Cardinals fans figure that 30 years is long enough, or that trying to troll the defending champions about something that happened 30 years ago would just make them look pathetic.
Either way, I’m glad to see the end of that nonsense. Denkinger didn’t lose the 1985 World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. Their players did that all by themselves. Teams that deserve to win a title don’t melt down like the Cardinals did in 1985.
Maybe the current generation of St. Louis fans watched the KC Royals win three come from behind victories in the 2015 World Series and realized just how stupid they sounded.
We can only hope.
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