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"St. Louis Stronger" Was Almost a Thing

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Cardinal Nation sold the shirts through Booster, a fundraising site for nonprofits, school groups and other causes.

The shirt description is little help in understanding how such a controversial shirt could come to be. Rather, it comes across like a bad, poorly translated trip. Via Booster.com:

We are a "VOICE" - JACK who showed you every play every moment through the radio, through HIS eyes. We are a father, a son and a scorecard. We are a mother, daughter and a scorecard too.... And now momma' little boy and Nana's "Rocket" We are Yadi, Beltran, Wainwright, Holliday, Freese and Wacha Wacha Wacha. We are a hard nine. We are a kid, an old radio and a disregard for bedtimes. We are curtain calls and the Clydesdales. We are sac bunts, hitting the cutoff and 4-6-3.

Cardinals Nation removed the St. Louis Stronger shirts from its accounts, posting apologies on Facebook:

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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mike2000
mike2000

Not even original... it was done in Toronto during the hockey playoffs a couple weeks after the bombing...

Insensitive then, insensitive now.

aaron.lorton
aaron.lorton

"Boston Strong" is nothing more than commodification of tragedy.

Luke Valleroy
Luke Valleroy

Who the hell came up with Boston Strong? Its not like its words in a Holy Book or something. Somebody made it up, it doesnt mean anything. Sticks and stones bud. If you get your feelings hurt ovet a stupid made up saying then go live by yourself in a hole. Some of us have poor taste. Its a tough world, and if this makes Boston mad then they really aren't that strong..

Christ Curt Hrastich
Christ Curt Hrastich

But, "Boston Strong" doesn't offend you and you can comprehend why "St. Louis Stronger" might offend some of them? It's just in poor taste.

Luke Valleroy
Luke Valleroy

Its not terrible. Something like "Lets drop some bombs on Boston" would be terrible.

Christ Curt Hrastich
Christ Curt Hrastich

Oh, sweet lord. This shirt is a terrible idea. Anybody with an opinion saying it's no big deal or that Boston is milking the situation needs to not express it. Everybody is entitled to an opinion, but stating some blatant, disrespectful opinions is completely ridiculous. No point in pouring salt in an open wound. Basically, don't be dickheads.

Luke Valleroy
Luke Valleroy

Wow, lots of sensitive fans here. This is America, where whatever shirt you'd like. St.Louis is the most dangerous city in the country, right? I think we are pretty damn strong.

Michael Peterson
Michael Peterson

When that shirt was first posted on Wednesday I went off. Much like most of the people in STL who have a brain. If you think for one second that this was just about baseball then you're a bigger idiot than the shirt designer. This was never a good idea.

Umar Lee
Umar Lee

absolutely dancing on the blood of victims is tasteless. and we are talking about three people. not the Holocaust.

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

Getchen...the fact that this got as far as it did in the first place, shows you the disregard for others that is a general trait of most STL people. This is not just a ONE TIME THING... and the nicheness of this article too is also a very STLRiverfront Times type thing. Always pandering to those that do bad things and giving them notice at all. LOL.

Gretchen Neff Piofcyk
Gretchen Neff Piofcyk

Umar Lee you think THEY are being tasteless?? I love St. Louis but I'm not so arrogant to say such nonsense.

Umar Lee
Umar Lee

and you don't think those living in neighborhoods in St Louis live with trauma? we don't have children living in trauma? we don't have gun shot victims in wheelchairs? Boston is pimping this incident. not very strong.

brad.mock
brad.mock

I was watching it unfold on Facebook from the minute they posted that shirt. They were hastily deleting comments and put their own poorly worded response up in defense. It was never a good idea.

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

Oh NO...this stil needs to be a thing. No ONE tells a STL'ian that their thing is not a viable commodity.

Lin Staum
Lin Staum

Dude, waaaaaaay more people's lives were affected than just the 3 that were killed. 100's hurt, maimed, and more emotionally traumatized. St. Louis is strong, but we don't need to rub it in at the expense of those suffering from that terrible day. Our team spirit isn't lifted by bashing any teams. It is lifted through perseverance and hard work.

Jackie McGarry
Jackie McGarry

I wondered if some dumb ass would come up with this idea

Joan Reeves
Joan Reeves

Yeah, I think it's stupid when they do it, and I don't want to follow.

Jeff Fortner
Jeff Fortner

it sure does and thats actually the best way to one up them is beating them the right way:)

Whit Movesian
Whit Movesian

Wouldn't beating them in the world series count as one upping them?

Jeff Fortner
Jeff Fortner

that's pretty idiotic, don't wanna one up an city tragedy like that..

Umar Lee
Umar Lee

I would have bought. 3 people died in Boston. That's a typical saturday night in St. Louis Friday night. Boston has tried to exploit this event for sympathy support in a tasteless manner. the reality is though looking at any factor St Louis is a tougher and tougher city then Boston.

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