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Hunt and Peck: Special F.B.I. Investigation Edition

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Because if we cannot make a joke out this, what does that say about where society is heading?

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As everyone is aware, the Cardinals were involved in a scandalous scandal. This is a very serious story that will ultimately lead to someone doing serious jail time for a federal crime, most likely. That does not mean it is not the most ridiculous thing I have ever read. It just has so many levels of absurdity.

Level I:

The Cardinals are involved. This fact alone is enough to break the Internet.

Level II:

There was a serious, go to federal-prison-for-a-long-time crime committed, all for... baseball?

Level III:

Except it seemingly was not even about baseball! It is looking incredibly likely that this crime was committed by someone with an ax to grind over some perceived or maybe even real slight.

Level IV:

Oh yeah, and the target of the revenge? The general manager of the Astros, Jeff Luhnow who used to work for the Cardinals from 2003 to 2011.

Level V:

And how exactly was the revenge exacted? Oh just your standard, run-of-the-mill corporate espionage. Someone hacked into the Astros supercomputer and leaked a bunch of stuff from it.

Level VI:

And by hack, I really mean they just kind of guessed the password.

Level VII:

And why was all this revenge necessary? That we do not yet know, but if is anything short of a spurned ex-lover, frankly, I will be disappointed.

Because this story is like, the weirdest thing ever, it our duty to recognize the weirdness (while also understanding that is still very serious, of course). Here is a collection of memes and tweets from around the web.

Here at Viva el Birdos we have covered everything possible about the F.B.I. Investigation. We even created a site tag for it!
You can check it all out here: St. Louis Cardinals FBI Investigation

Cardinal70 shares his thoughts on the hacks and the top ten reasons the Cardinals hacked the Astros in the first place in  this humorous piece. - Cards ConclaveCards Conclave

And here is a very clever guide for getting through this hacking scandal. Step Eight is just solid advice no matter what is going on. - Banished to the Pen; A Cardinals Fans' Guide for Getting Through this Hacking Scandal

Now, some quick other links:
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