Cardinals fan White delights in team's success, Braves' misery 

October, 18, 2011
10/18/11
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Aron White is hardly apologetic about his enthusiasm over the Atlanta Braves’ September collapse that kept the local favorites out of baseball’s postseason. Not when the Braves’ implosion allowed White’s surging St. Louis Cardinals to earn the National League wild card.

“It was pretty glorious watching the Cardinals creep in there at the end and watching the Braves go down because everybody around here was of course pulling for the Braves and I was out at a restaurant just clapping my heart out when they were going down in flames,” the Columbia, Mo., native said of the final day of the regular season. “I know a lot of Georgia fans are probably mad at me for that, but at the end of the day, I’m a Missouri boy.”

Now White’s club is a surprise contender in the World Series -- the Cardinals play Game 1 against Texas on Wednesday -- and Georgia’s senior tight end says he’ll be watching.

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