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ST.  LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The St. Louis Cardinals are in post season play and a blast from the past, at least the 2011 series, is making a return.  Rally Squirrel is alive and well at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.  The rodent became somewhat of a good luck charm when it ran across home plate last year in the playoffs.  Folks at Cardinal Glennon got on the Rally bandwagon and began selling t-shirts and other items with Rally Squirrel on them.   The hospital raised a half million dollars for a brand new playground.  Rose Fogarty work for the Cardinal Glennon foundation, “Basically this was an empty space with a few picnic tables and after the Cardinal fans rallied up and brought the t shirts last year within six months we built this playground and the kids now have a place to come out and play when they’re in getting their treatments.”

It worked so well in 2011 Cardinal Glennon is keeping Rally strong during the playoffs by selling a brand new $15 dollar t-shirt.  Profits again benefit the kids at Cardinal Glennon.  It goes on sale Monday morning at the hospital gift shop.

Meanwhile, members of Christ Church Cathedral have challenged an Episcopal church in San Francisco.  Each church will put ten percent of two Sunday offerings into a pot.  Whichever town wins the NLCS determines which church wins the money.  The cash will be used for a special ministry or charity.  The Dean of Christ Church is Mike Kinman, “God dreams joy for us, God dreams for us to come together and God dreams for us to help each other and this is a chance for us to do all three. We saw last year how baseball brought this community together, so much stuff divides us baseball brings us together.”  Kinman said the losing priest also has to wear the other team’s baseball cap during the procession at the main Sunday service later this month.