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MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons to Not Root for the St. Louis Cardinals

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MLB Playoffs 2011: 5 Reasons to Not Root for the St. Louis Cardinals
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In the Autumn, MLB fans begin to change their colors.

October begins with only eight teams remaining on the lonely branches of the baseball season. And as the weather cools and the daylight dwindles, baseball fans slowly change their colors, too, until eventually only two teams are left dangling.

And that brings us to the Fall Classic.

With each round of the playoffs, certain fans end up losing their favorite team. As a result, the World Series features two separate teams’ fans bases, along with additional viewers who now desire to cheer on a team other than their first choices.

For this year’s World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, many casual baseball fans will opt to root for one of the two based on their preferred allegiance or general positive attributes. Maybe they like a certain player; or one league over the other; or even a city or state.

On the flip side, other fans instead decide on a team to cheer based on which one they dislike the least. Not necessarily choosing to have a particular team win, but rather wanting so bad for the other team to lose.

Here are five reasons not to root for the St. Louis Cardinals.

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