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Cardinals Nation sorry for poor taste

St. Louis Stronger T-Shirt
A group of Cardinals fans thought this T-shirt was a good idea.
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Tully Corcoran

Tully Corcoran spent seven years covering the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas Jayhawks for The Topeka Capital-Journal. His work has been honored multiple times by The Kansas Press Association. He most recently wrote for FOX Sports Houston and FOX Sports Southwest. Follow him on Twitter.

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After the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April, Bostonians took on a slogan, "Boston Strong." Just a couple of words, but those words represented and inspired courage and toughness for a city that had suffered a terrorist attack.

It didn't have anything to do with the baseball team, so when a St. Louis Cardinals fan group called "Cardinals Nation" started selling merchandise bearing the words "St. Louis Stonger," a lot of people in Boston and everywhere else took exception to it.

This being the Internet, the condemnation was swift and "Cardinals Nation" has apologized.

Makes you wonder what the intent was, exactly.

Remarkably, what "Cardinals Nation" did wasn't even original.  Incredibly, it is the third fan group to bastardize and monetize the "Boston Strong" idea.

The first to do it was an idiot in Toronto, who during a game against the Boston Bruins held up a sign with a ribbon and "Toronto Stronger" written on it.

Then, preposterously, a Chicago outfit called Cubby Tees started selling Blackhawks T-shirts with "Chicago Stronger" written on them.

Each time this has happened, the consensus has been that it is in poor taste, and yet it keeps happening. T-shirt ideas, it seems, are really hard to come up with.

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