Whoops: Cardinals tweet for spring training fan contest uses Cubs baseball

As of now, Harper owns a .279 batting average. It’s hard to see old-school voters — however many are left on the Hall of Fame voter rolls when Harper retires — rushing to give first ballot votes to any hitter with less than a .300 batting average. Harper’s also injury-prone, averaging just 131 games through his first five seasons and has an attitude that alienates some fans and writers.

A Cardinals sponsor is offering a great promotion, giving fans a chance to win a trip to spring training.

The team tweeted out the great news, but there was a small problem: The promotion used a baseball featuring a Cubs logo.

The tweet had been deleted from the Cardinals’ Twitter account later Tuesday morning.

All joking aside, this promotion from American Family Insurance does sound like a great deal for Cardinals fans, offering four tickets to the spring training games March 24-25, airfare and accommodations, a meet-and-greet with Cardinals players and a $1,000 gift card.

We’d like to report that they are playing the Cubs one of these days, but instead they Cheap Girls Softball Jerseys face the Nationals and Marlins.

In today’s politically charged, America-centric USA, that can be a hard concept for some fans to grasp. Some take the stance “It’s AMERICA’S pastime, not the world’s.” Therein lies a big problem.

While there’s an ongoing war for the soul of baseball here at home, the front line for Chris Park — Major League Baseball’s senior vice president of growth, strategy and international — is overseas. For Park and MLB, it’s a battle worth fighting, and one MLB seems to be winning.

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