The Animals are a boisterous group of Florida State baseball fans dating back to 1977. This well-organized group of 30-40 fans stake-out seats in Howser's Section B, above the visiting team's dugout. Membership entitles one to a handbook with chants, and a listing of song lyrics. The name 'Animals' originated in 1978, when Sol Carroll would bring stale donuts to Seminole Field to pass out to the fans. This tradition went on game after game, when finally these fans had enough and threw Sol's donuts right back at him. He called them a bunch of 'Animals' and the name stuck. The Animals use intimidation through noise to rattle the visiting team's psyche. They use cheers and songs to get the crowd and team into the game, and the visitor's out of theirs. They have established a reputation for originality, and general zaniness. They always attempt to show sportsmanship, and routinely congratulate opposing players when a good play is made. Recently, ESPNet Sportszone called The Animals "The best college baseball cheering section in the country."