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If the Blues are going to have a bad game, tonight’s the night to do it

Oct 28, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

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If the St. Louis Blues want to have their most embarrassing game of the year tonight in Calgary against the Flames, they’ve got all the motivation in the world to do so. With Game 7 of the World Series taking place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis tonight, just who is going to be watching the Blues drop the puck an hour later?

Having to compete with a Game 7 in any sport, be it baseball, basketball, or hockey is virtually unfair. It’s the ultimate game of the season and one with all the marbles riding on it. St. Louis is one of the best baseball towns in America and asking the rebuilding Blues to hold a candle to that is like getting in a fist fight with a boxer while both hands are tied behind your back.

At the very least, the Blues are spared from having a home game tonight. Imagine having to play a hockey game the same night your team is in a potential World Series title-clinching game. The Blues haven’t had problems drawing fans while the World Series has gone on, but the same can’t be said in Dallas as the Stars drew just 8,443 to American Airlines Arena against the Kings last night going up against Game 6 of the Series.

So which would you rather do if given the chance? Would you rather watch your baseball team potentially win a World Series or go to your hockey team’s home game? Give us a vote in the poll or let us know in the comments.

  1. kopy - Oct 28, 2011 at 2:04 PM

    Game 163 in 2009 (Tigers vs. Twins) was during the Wild’s first home game of the year. I was at that game in the Metrodome, sitting next to a Wild season ticket-holding family of 4 wearing Wild jerseys that ditched the hockey game to see the Twins’ one game playoff. They didn’t even have time to get rid of their hockey tickets. Those home opener seats simply went empty.

    Everyone loves a hockey game, but it’s tough to pass up watching a sporting event that’s truly winner-take-all, especially if you can see it in person.

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