Even after signing with the St. Louis Cardinals after the 2016 season, outfielder Dexter Fowler still occupies a special place in the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans, but that loyalty could be tested after a social media post by the outfielder Wednesday.
Like many MLB stars, Fowler is resuming preparations for a shortened 2020 season, and is back in St. Louis to resume workouts with the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
In a tweet, Fowler says that it’s great to be back in town (which is understandable), but then he unloaded a food opinion that surely won’t endear him to his fans in Chicago:
In calling St. Louis pizza “the best pizza on Earth,” Fowler sparked a wide-range of reactions, from conspiracy theories:
To arguments over which city really does have the best pizza:
The real question is whether Fowler’s pizza take will impact his popularity in Chicago, or if his time with the Cubs, including his lead-off home run in Game 7 of the World Series, will be enough to soothe those whose civic pride was hurt by the tweet.