This is why the Cardinals lost

This story originally appeared on RealTime/STL.

We all know why the Cardinals lost to the Cubs on Monday night. We all know why the final score, 17-5, stung so much. And we all know it had nothing to do with the players on the field, the bullpen, the coach or even the weather.

Juan Pablo Galavis (who adds a trademark symbol to his name on Twitter — reason enough to despise him) starred in the latest season of “The Bachelor.” Fans didn’t care much for him there either.

Galavis isn’t a Cardinals fan, or even a Cubs fan.

Two days ago he was in Kansas City with girlfriend Nikki Ferrell, a Kansas City native, wearing a Royals T-shirt.

With some luck, Galavis and Ferrell will not be at Tuesday night’s game.

Research assistant Erin Fiehler contributed to this report.