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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A week after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series, the Boston Red Sox took out a full-page ad in Tuesday's St. Louis Post-Dispatch, thanking the city for a good contest.

"From one great baseball town to another," the ad reads.

"On behalf of our partners and the entire Red Sox organization, thank you St. Louis. The warm Midwestern welcome you extended to our team and our fans during this year's hard-fought World Series is truly appreciated. Your region, its people, and the entire Cardinals organization represent everything that's great about baseball.

"We share the same colors and rich, storied baseball history that stretches from Musial and Williams, to Molina and Pedroia. We're both home to the most loyal, passionate fans in the game. And the four World Series in which we've gone head-to-head are still etched in the memories of those who love our sport.

"So we tip our hats to each and every one of you. We look forward to seeing you again next August. Let's hope that it's just a prelude to meeting again in October."

The letter is signed by John Henry, the principal owner of the Red Sox, chairman Tom Werner and President Larry Lucchino.

Pat McGonigle asked about the ad on Twitter, and as of 6:20 a.m., most of the sentiment was positive, thanking Red Sox fans for their class.

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