Red Sox Take Out Full-Page Newspaper Ad, Thank Cardinals Fans for Sportsmanship

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Ron Watermon, director of public relations for the Cardinals, says the ad just proves that the Red Sox are a "first-class organization." He notes, too, that there's truth in the advertising.

"I was in Boston for Game 6 and I had a couple fans come up to me and shake my hand and tell me what a wonderful trip they had to St. Louis and how great our fans were."

Watermon adds that after Boston swept St. Louis in 2004, Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. wrote a letter the Boston Globe congratulating the city on its first World Series title in 86 years.

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Candi Boone
Candi Boone

I only have enough hate in me for the Cubs.

Bob Walsh
Bob Walsh

Baseball aside, it is an insult to imply that Ted Williams is the equal of Stan the Man. Even the Red Sox fans booed him for his egotistical posturing.

Deana Leichenauer
Deana Leichenauer

Why would this ever be viewed in a negative light? In addition, Dewitt did the same thing prior, so that would be a courteous, respectful thing to return. There are some that always want to believe peoples actions have motives or Ill will. *NEWSFLASH* not all people are assholes.

Kevin Cundiff
Kevin Cundiff

I think you're all missing the point. The post dispatch finally sold a full page ad.

Charlie Marcallini
Charlie Marcallini

I think it's sincere and a decent gesture. They out-played us. Would we have done the same if we cleaned up like they did ?

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Yeah...we can never forget that this is just a game....AND ...that all these baseball fan people are potential future St. Louis tourist dollars. They may say, "Went to St. Louis for a baseball game, but, I am gonna go back there and really site see in the city someday." That is why I am always nice to out-of-towners when I encounter them wandering through the city.

Jill Miano Hohmeier
Jill Miano Hohmeier

I agree I think it was very classy. Not so classy for us to think otherwise

Bradley Pipkin
Bradley Pipkin

"Doubt they do it if they lost, etc etc etc." I keep seeing everyone posting this same statement. So I ask, did the Cardinals post a full page ad thank you to Boston? No? Then why make everything positive a bitter sports move? Pessimistic isn't making StL look any better.

Al Green
Al Green

Class act Beantown. Thanks. Come on back next year.

Dylan Morgan
Dylan Morgan

Classy move, but doubt they'd have done it if they lost

Layne A Simpson
Layne A Simpson

It is called Public Relations and they all do it after they kick another team's butt.

Rachel Roach
Rachel Roach

Nope, they are a great team and played amazing.

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

I wasn't commenting on how nice it was. It's an empty gesture.

Ken Summers
Ken Summers

They only did it because they won they wouldn't have do e it if they lost

Mike E. Moses
Mike E. Moses

They are thanking us for playin shitty and lettin them win

Mike E. Moses
Mike E. Moses

It's kissing everyone's ass showing how they can be a loved team to

Jeri Michelle Reuter
Jeri Michelle Reuter

So just because it may not have been original, it wasn't a nice thing to do?

Tom Walter
Tom Walter

They feel bad because they cheated

Josh Ragland
Josh Ragland

Classy move. I've always thought of St Louis and Boston as the two best baseball organizations in the country and I think this furthers my belief

Eric Farlow
Eric Farlow

psh they got it from when the blackhawks did it to them..

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