Red Sox run ad in St. Louis Post-Dispatch to thank Cardinals

Red Sox run ad in St. Louis Post-Dispatch to thank Cardinals

By Chase Snider. CREATED Nov 5, 2013

The Boston Red Sox are showing that winning can be done gracefully. The organization ran a full-page color ad in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today thanking the Cardinals and their fans following the 2013 World Series match-up.

"On behalf of our partners and the entire Red Sox organization, thank you St. Louis. The warm Midwestern welcome you extended to our team and our fans during this year's hard-fought World Series is truly appreciated. Your region, its people, and the entire Cardinals organization represent everything that's great about baseball.

"We share the same colors and rich, storied baseball history that stretches from Musial and Williams, to Molina and Pedroia. We're both home to the most loyal, passionate fans in the game. And the four World Series in which we've gone head-to-head are still etched in the memories of those who love our sport.

"So we tip our hats to each and every one of you. We look forward to seeing you again next August. Let's hope that it's just a prelude to meeting again in October."

The bottom of the ad is signed by John Henry, the principal owner of the Red Sox, chairman Tom Werner and President Larry Lucchino. 

Fan reaction has been mostly positive to the ad in both St. Louis and Boston. 

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