‘Tough Day For St. Louis Fans’ – Chicago columnist’s over-the-top schadenfreude

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Martin Jones #31 of the San Jose Sharks shakes hands with Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues after the Sharks beat the Blues in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 25, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Some sports fans in Chicago are really reveling in the Blues loss in San Jose last night. One Windy City radio host decided to write a column about the collapse of St. Louis sports. Dan Bernstein may be a little too excited about a Cubs win. But, the dig about the Rams was too much.

This is the column Bernstein wrote for CBS Chicago:

“I’m not really the type that revels in schadenfreude when fans elsewhere are suffering, but if that’s indeed your thing, you must be enjoying what’s radiating out of St. Louis this morning.

The Cardinals fell to the Cubs on Wednesday to lose yet another series to the division leaders and now already sit eight games in back of them in third place. And they dropped the deciding game of the series despite having the tying and winning runs on base with nobody out in the ninth, only to see two strikeouts and a comebacker to the mound.

Meanwhile, the Blues are again not going to win the Stanley Cup. Even in a year that saw them oust the defending champions and spurred talk of this St. Louis squad finally being different for the perennial losers, it turned out just the same after a mostly uncompetitive 5-2 loss to San Jose in Game 6. So the Sharks will be in the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, while the Blues can add another season to the title drought.

But with NFL teams now on the field in offseason programs, hope can arrive in the form of draft classes unveiled and new free agent faces debuting as they gear up for training camp.

Oh, wait…”

FYI: It has been 107 years since the Chicago Cubs won a World Series.