Cardinal rule, St. Louis captures 2011 World Series
In one of the most dramatic World Series ever, the St. Louis Cardinals grabbed the attention of America as they somehow managed to force a game 7 against the Texas Rangers and eventually win game 7, 6-2 in Busch Stadium. It was only fitting for the season to conclude in such an intense and exciting series since St. Louis was 10 1/2 games out of the Wild Card with a month to go in the regular season. Chris Carpenter pitched on three-days rest, which at first seemed like a mistake since he allowed two early runs. The 36 year-old righty would eventually settle down by peppering the Rangers offense with a steady dose of sliders and curveballs. Once the Cards gained a 6-2 lead, the stadium was waiting to burst into fandemonium, but the possiblity of a comeback was still a lingering notion from last night's classic. Allen Craig would catch the final out and the Red Birds headed for the Champagne Showers. Freese was named MVP as he hit a Postseason record 21 RBIs. Pujols received thunderous applause as the fans were uncertain of his status next year. Whether or not he will be a Cardinal next year will not affect the magical October run he and St. Louis experienced to win a true Fall Classic.
Congrajulations to the 2011 World Series Champs, the St. Louis Cardinals