Originally Posted by traderumor
I think it is more a willing to admit more than an actual fact. You don't still boo BP every time he comes to the plate in Busch Stadium when you're not paying attention. Cards fans are just too arrogant to admit that there are other teams that matter in the league besides their team and their ugly brother arch rival the Cubs.
That's a silly characterization. Of course we recognize that there are other teams that matter. It's just when a team like the Cardinals or the Yankees, fans of those teams tend to focus on the teams that are nipping at their heals. That isn't to say that the Reds were not to be payed attention to, they were just never a priority of focus until about 2010 for Cardinals fans. For most of the decade of the 00's, Houston and Chicago was the primary focus. They were the top teams competing with the Cardinals. A Houston vs. St. Louis matchup was of more importance in the eyes of those fans in the mid-00's than a St. Louis/Cincy matchup. Sorry if this seems as arrogant but it's the way it is. I'm sure that last year, Cincy fans were more pumped up about a Reds/Cards matchup than they were a Reds/Astros matchup. Not all teams are of equal importance if your team is at the top of the food chain.
Oh, and the booing of BP has diminished overtime and isn't as much as it was back years ago.