I just heard that Theriot called Cardinals fans hoosiers on ESPN Radio Chicago yesterday. Maybe he's trying to get back on his old teams good side?
Here's Bernie M's write up on it. Seems pretty harmless to me, but I'm not from St. Louis so I wouldn't take much offense to it. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/baseball ... 0f31a.html
The following is an excerpt from the daily "Bernie Bytes" blog by Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz:
Buckle up, Ryan Theriot. It could be a rough ride for the former Cub at Wrigley Field over the next few days. His "finally on the right side of the rivalry" remark in the offseason didn't play well on Chicago's North side. Over the winter catcher Koyie Hill said Theriot could expect to be knocked down, and pitcher Carlos Zambrano called him "the enemy."
Then again, Theriot may be in for some jeering when he returns to St. Louis after joining in on the fun on a Chicago sports-talk show (ESPN 1000).
When the hosts made fun of Cardinals fans wearing tank tops and cutoff jean shorts, Theriot laughed and enthusiastically added, "Tank tops, jean shorts and some Timberland boots." And then Theriot laughed again.
Wow, dude. Taking shots at Cardinals fans? The Cardinals fans who have largely overlooked your eight errors? Is that smart? Are you a double agent, or what?
And should Theriot be talking about boots, given all of the ground balls he's kicked around? Sheesh.
I know he was just joking around, but I don't see how Theriot helps himself by joining in on the attempt to reduce Cardinals fans to "Larry the Cable Guy" caricatures.
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To read te rest of Bernie's thoughts on the Cards-Cubs series, click here.