Minnesota Twins’ Shane Robinson Receives Standing Ovation From St. Louis Cardinals Fans


Shane Robinson is fighting for a roster spot with the Minnesota Twins. Nothing is guaranteed for Robinson this season. He’s not exactly a long-shot to make the team, but it is more likely that he won’t be heading north with the major league squad than getting a spot on that plane.

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Robinson comes to the Twins after being released by the St. Louis Cardinals this last offseason. Robinson fell out of the lineup with the Cards after being a starter for two years. Robinson appeared in five seasons with St. Louis playing in 102 games in 2012 and 99 in 2013. That changed in 2014 when Robinson only appeared in 47 games at the major league level… He appeared in 53 with Triple-A Memphis.

Even though Robinson spent a bulk of his 2014 campaign away from the big league squad, the fans still remembered him. The Cardinals fans proved it in their spring matchup against the Twins on Saturday giving Robinson a standing ovation.

Robinson took to his own Twitter account to comment on the ovation:

Manager Paul Molitor commented on the matter as well:

This is cool on so many levels.

One, I am a sucker when fan bases recognize the players that once played for their team and have left. Sometimes I lose hope in fan bases that they have any knowledge of the sport, but this kind of thing brings my hope up.

Two, Shane Robinson must be a pretty good guy. I doubt if Robinson was a real drag of a guy that he would be getting an ovation. It’s always nice to have quality guys in the clubhouse.

Here’s a standing ovation to Robinson and the St. Louis Cardinals fans.

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