Former Journey lead singer Steve Perry is a Giants fan. "Don't Stop Believin'" is the Dodgers' 2009 anthem. That, in the journalism industry, is what we call: conflict!

Perry will be there at Dodger Stadium when the Giants come to down this weekend, and he plans to leave before the eighth inning. Yes, I know, so will everyone else, but he's got a different reason: he "cannot stand the fact that the Dodgers 'hijacked it first' and use it to win games."

Though he gets royalties every time the Dodgers play his song over the PA system, it feels like his 30 pieces of silver:

It tweaks me to know they're using the song as a rally song. I really wish we'd have hijacked it first. I think the song is about hope and power, and it's working for them, damn it."

Look, I know it's been a long season, and L.A. and the Bay Area don't have a single decent football team between them, but that's no reason to resort to what-does-Steve-Perry-think-about-baseball stories.

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Perry's 8th-Inning Journey [SF Chronicle]