Cardinals broadcaster claims on-air that the team is for sale (Video)

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St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster Mike Shannon claimed that Bill DeWitt is looking to sell the team during Thursday’s game.

The St. Louis Cardinals are enjoying their recent run of success in the tail-end of the 2021 season. A historic 17-game winning streak helped the team clinch the final Wild Card berth in the National League earlier this week. Certainly there would be no drama to cloud over it, right?

During Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, broadcaster Mike Shannon, who is set to retire this weekend after 50 seasons, said in the ninth inning that “the word on the street” is that the DeWitt family is looking to sell the Cardinals.

Cardinals refute Mike Shannon’s claims of selling the team

That was quite the claim Shannon dropped as St. Louis was preparing to close out their 4-3 victory. It certainly caught all viewers off guard. One person that was caught off guard was team president Bill DeWitt III.

DeWitt told Derrick S. Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the family is not looking to sell the team and that “there is absolutely no truth to that comment” made by Shannon during the broadcast.

So there you have that.

The Cardinals are set to close out the 2021 regular-season with a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend. From there, they will prepare for the NL Wild Card Game, where they will play either the San Francisco Giants or Los Angeles Dodgers, who are both vying for the NL West division title.

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