Leave it to St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees fans to take the opportunity to get in a few jabs about their respective franchise's spending habits following a norovirus outbreak.
At the recent Major League Baseball GM meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz., the gathering came to a halt earlier than expected when a virus began making its way around the location. With news about the virus coming out, popular baseball writer Eno Sarris took the opportunity to ask a simple question on X.
Sarris simply deduced that the virus was norovirus, which sounds like a pretty nasty bug if you read the description of what it is and why it could shut down an entire meeting of baseball executives. With that deduction, however, he also unleashed Pandora's Box with the replies that came.
Among the answers to his question? Plenty of Cardinals fans taking the opportunity to liken the skipping of steps in washing hands after using the bathroom to how the franchise has skipped necessary steps in building a roster on its way to missing the postseason last year and not appearing in the World Series since 2011.
Of course, it wasn't just Cardinals fans that were piling onto the possibility of lambasting executives within their franchises. The opportunity also didn't escape fans of the Yankees, who ran with the chance to follow up on Brian Cashman and his much-publicized rant in the desert responding to critics of his team's play last season, a year when the Yankees went 82-80 and missed the playoffs.
While the meetings coming to a sudden halt because of all of the illnesses is no laughing matter, social media users certainly didn't miss a beat launching some of their best theories about the incident out there. And yes, when your team doesn't make the postseason or falls well short of goals, poop jokes are much easier to come by.