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