Dept. of Corrections



Dave Mann

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.

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Dave Mann is a former editor of the Observer.