Fans react to report of FBI investigating St. Louis Cardinals

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For Cardinal fans, the allegations of hacking came out of left field.
But it is not rattling their faith in the team.

'It`s not true,' said Valerie Voney. The Cardinals are honest and good. We don`t need to cheat,' she said.

Many fans say they are keeping an open mind about the allegations, perhaps because believing them seems unthinkable.

'I hope there is nothing there,' said fan Nate Watson. 'That would be really bad for the Cardinals,' he said.

Fan Ben Jones is not sure what to think.

'It seems unlikely to me but you can`t really deny that it is a possibility that it happened.'

Ruth Rankin, an older Cardinal fan, is hoping for the best.

'I would be very disappointed if it actually occurred because I think we are better than that,' she said.

Even though the news hit just a few hours before Tuesday`s day game, some fans had already started thinking it through.

'I think something that could work in our favor is that this is the first time that something like this happened, 'said fan Zach Moe. 'As bad as it sounds, our punishment would be softer than if we had been the third team doing it.

To fan Steve Nemec, it all seems pretty clear-cut.

"If it was authorized by someone in upper management then they have got to pay the price, and if it was just somebody who was just an underling or whatever, fire them.' Nemec said.

'Simple as that.'

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