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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Daniel Descalso was a huge Oakland Athletics fan

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso has never been more popular.

After his heroic Game Five performance on Friday night against the Washington Nationals, Descalso suddenly became very busy.  He had to get his ticket allotment sorted out for the National League Championship Series against the San Francisco Giants.

Descalso, who homered in the eighth inning and collected the game-tying base hit in the epic ninth inning in the Cardinals 9-7 win, is a native of the Bay Area.

While Descalso is set to face the San Francisco in what should be a fantastic series between the past two World Series winners, he was not a fan of the Giants.  Descalso actually loved the Oakland A's as a kid.

"I was an A's fan all the way up through college," said Descalso.  "It was hard to keep following them once I got into pro ball, but I kept my eye on them, watching what was going on there this season. That was a fun team to watch. Yeah, I grew up at the Coliseum rooting on those teams. Those were great teams."

Descalso will try and keep his Game Five magic going against the Giants, who present a very tough pitching matchup for Descalso, particularly in Game One when lefty Madison Bumgarner will take the hill for San Francisco.

Descalso will be playing in front of his hometown family and friends and Cardinals fans can only hope he continues to play so well.