Jason Heyward played one season for the St. Louis Cardinals.
That’s roughly 18 percent of his entire career. But yet when you bring up his name to Cardinals fans the hatred is so strong you would think he’s been there for five-plus years. On Monday, Heyward made his return to St. Louis for the first time since signing with the Chicago Cubs in the offseason.
In his first at-bat Heyward was booed by the fans, as expected and one fan was even fed up with it all. This Twitter video shows a Cardinals fan ripping up his Heyward jersey:
— Andrew Kowalski (@andrewkowalskii) April 19, 2016
Notice all of the Cardinals fans cheering for the guy who likely spent $100-plus on the jersey. But wait, aren’t they the best fans in baseball? Why didn’t they give him a standing ovation because “that’s what the Cardinals do.”
Jason Heyward returns to St. Louis this evening. Unlike other cities, he won't be booed. Rather, he'll get a standing ovation. #stlcards
— Tyler Poslosky (@TylerPoslosky) April 18, 2016
After serious soul searching, I will give Heyward a standing ovation. Not cuz I like him, but because I'm a cards fan and that's what we do.
— Matt Gauvain (@hurricanegvain) April 18, 2016
Ah, that will show him!