Don’t Boo Jason Heyward, You Morons

“Bad St. Louis Cardinals Fans Assail Rent-A-Player For Leaving For Real City.” “Bad Cardinals Fans Boo Jason Heyward on His Return to St. Louis.” “Smug Cardinals Fans Cheer Jason Heyward on His Return to St. Louis.” “Bad, Smug Cardinals Fans Greet Jason Heyward With a Uniquely Obnoxious Combination of Booing and Cheering on His Return […]

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The Motte-and-Bailey Method of Cardinals Trollery

Ten years ago, Oxford University philosopher Nicholas Shackel published a controversial paper that critiqued the overreliance of postmodernist analysis—wait, stop, come back—on what he called “motte-and-bailey doctrines.” The name comes from a style of medieval fortification—stay with me, we’re almost through this—that Shackel describes as follows: Being dark and dank, the Motte is not a […]

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Superiority Signaled

Last night, as the Royals closed in on a World Series victory over the Mets, BuzzFeed politics reporter Andrew Kaczynski decided to tweet this: Not having to live in Kansas City seems like a pretty good prize for being on the losing team though. — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) November 2, 2015 He was, to put […]

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