Mercy Hospital feeling symptoms of “Cardinals Fever”

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- "Cardinals post-season fever" has infected people at Mercy Hospital, according to hospital officials.

Patient and employees are infected. Newborns are also impacted.

Two-day-old Jack Baker was born with it, according to his father.

"His middle name is Stanley after Stan Musial," Joshua Baker said. "He doesn't know it, but that is going to be his favorite Cardinals player."

Hospital officials said the symptoms of the "fever" include rally beards, Yadier Molina hair styles, and general excitability.

It's something Jack's father knows all about.

"I had to make sure they had the channel the game was on here, but I brought my computer to stream in case they didn't," Baker said. "It is great to be this close."

Baker has got updates on the games through his phone when he was not able to watch the games on television.

"During the C-section I was also giving the nurses updates," he said.

Even though the Cardinals lost game 5 of the NLCS, Baker is still feeling the symptoms of "Cardinals post-season fever."

"My son has lived two day without a World Series championship, so I think we are going to win this year," he said.

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