World Series brings out friendly rivalry in Murray State athletics


WPSD Sports

MURRAY, KY-- It's late October, which means practices are intensifying for Murray State's basketball team. Another thing heating up this week is a friendly rivalry between team manager Kevin Hargis, and several other people on the Racers staff.

"We've got a lot of baseball fans on the staff," said Murray State Sports Information Director Dave Winder. "Kevin Hargis is the lone Red Sox fan as far as I know, but the rest of us pretty much root for the Cardinals."

Which makes for an interesting work environment for the next week and a half, especially because Hargis isn't shy about rooting for his team.

"When I'm on Twitter, I go down my timeline and he's on there arguing with somebody every three minutes about a call or something like that," said junior forward Jarvis Williams.

"I tried to be cordial with him," Winder said with a smile. "Then he starts in with Lester's going to beat you, and all this stuff. And I'm like, okay I tried to be nice."

"I think the first shot has been fired," admitted head coach Steve Prohm. "We'll find out how it goes. These people around here are going to be mad at me, but I was going to pick, I'd say Red Sox in seven."

Game two of the World Series is scheduled for Thursday night, the same night as Murray State's Fan Jam. Prohm says he knows how many Cardinals fans will be there, so he's going to see about having the game playing on the big screens during the event.

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