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Dept. of Corrections

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Talk about jumping the gun. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

A Message To Our Readers,A Macy’s advertisement in today’s Inquirer incorrectly offered Phillies 2009 World Championship merchandise. The Inquirer deeply regrets this error. Macy’s is a great corporate citizen, supporter of this region and our sports teams. We apologize for this error and any inconvenience this caused.

This one strikes close to home for the Contrarian — a native Philadelphian and die-hard Phillies fan who’s been crying in his coffee this morning after last night’s unpleasantness.

But — being a contrarian and a die-hard — I’m still holding out hope that the Phils can win the World Series in seven games.

And if they don’t, I’ll blame the ad department at Macy’s for creating a jinx.

Dave Mann has been with the Observer since 2003. Before that, he worked as a reporter in Fort Worth and Washington, D.C. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. He thinks border collies are the world’s greatest dogs, and believes in the nourishing powers of pickup basketball.