Royals fans not happy Missouri may make Cardinals official state team

Thursday March 24th, 2016

A St. Louis lawmaker is hoping to have the Cardinals made Missouri’s official baseball team, but the proposal is not sitting very well with Royals fans.

The supporters of the reigning World Series champions are letting Rep. Courtney Curtis know they won’t allow the Kansas City squad to be knocked into second place in their home state, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Rep. Curtis seems to enjoy creating dustups, as the Post-Dispatch points out that he was part of a police investigation regarding a fight that took place between him and fellow St. Louis representative Michael Butler earlier this year.

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