For one day I am a Cardinals fan

I have a history of rooting AGAINST the St. Louis Cardinals.
I wanted the Giants to win the 1987 NLCS and the Twins to win the World Series.
I rooted for the Padres to beat St. Louis in 1996.
I rooted for the Mets to beat St. Louis in 2000.
I rooted for the Diamondbacks to beat St. Louis in 2001.
I rooted for the Giants to beat St. Louis in 2002.
I rooted for the Red Sox, obviously, in the 2004 World Series against St. Louis.
I rooted for the Padres in the 2005 Division Series against the Cardinal.
I rooted for the Padres, Mets AND Tigers to beat the Cardinals in 2006.
I rooted for the Dodgers against the Cardinals in 2009.
I rooted for the Phillies, Brewers and Rangers against St. Louis this year.
I SWEAR I don’t hate you Cardinals fans. It just happens I like to see the Cardinals lose in the post season.
That being said, I am rooting card for the Cardinals for tonight.

It’s been 9 years since baseball has seen a seventh game of the World Series.

There are teenagers with no memory of a Game 7 of the World Series.
It’s been an amazing September and October. Now it needs a grand finale.
In order for THAT to happen, the Cardinals need to win.
So… for tonight only…

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The Douchebaggery of Frank McCourt is staggering

It takes a special kind of a–hole to make the headline “Frank McCourt Looted The Dodgers” the SECOND most damning story of the day.
I understand that the Bryan Stowe case is sensitive and he needs an attorney to defend him and the Dodgers and he is already the bad guy in many people’s eyes.
But does he REALLY not have the PR savvy to know that sending a lawyer out to put blame on STOWE for his own beating is kind of sort of STAGGERINGLY AWFUL?
I guess it was the last stone unturned.
He made a mockery of the franchise, bankrupted one of the great teams in baseball history, took a major market club and turned them into the A’s…
And along the way the team handled the Stowe beating about as badly as possible.
I guess he thought “Oh what do we have to lose? Blame the victim!”
Some slippery lawyer came on 710 ESPN in Los Angeles to speak with Mason and Ireland and proceeded to talk about Stowe’s blood alcohol (because being drunk is grounds for being beaten into a coma). And at the same time kept saying “I don’t know if that’s true, but I heard it.”
Ah classy. Blame the victim with something LESS than facts.
And he claimed that security was already outstanding (then why did they bring in tons of police officers AFTER the beating.) And the idea that extra lights in the parking lots would have helped security was laughable. (Then why did they set up more lights.)
When you consider that Stowe was wearing a Giants jersey, I am stunned that he DIDN’T say “Look at what he was wearing!”
McCourt and his lawyer did all but bring John Steigerwald in as a character witness.
What the hell are they thinking?
Did McCourt think “Hey, there’s someone out there who still likes me… why don’t I piss them off too”?
Even if his lawyer thought they needed to have a strategy for the case, why make this public?
The lawyer on Mason and Ireland poo pooed any PR hit the Dodgers might get for blaming Stowe for his own beating.
“I’m not a PR man. I’m a lawyer.”
Then why the hell are you going to the airwaves? Why are you basically doing public relations for the Dodgers?
Short of McCourt beating up Bryan Stowe’s son with his bare hands, I can’t imagine any other way he could make his public image worse.

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