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This Man Has An Opinion On The NL West

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."

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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.

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

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