The Cardinals took Chris Carpenter at his word. Their ace did not let them down.
The Cardinals gave the ball to their ace. On short rest, Chris Carpenter paved the way in the World Series finale.
Lance Berkman was ready for his moment.
Ron Washington was on the coaching staff in Oakland when general manager Billy Beane was pioneering the Moneyball concept of building a major league team.
The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a pitching shortage Wednesday that dates to spring training, acquiring right-hander Edwin Jackson in a three-team trade that cost them starting center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Joe Pettini walked into the manager's office and chose a chair in the corner, not the one behind the desk that St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa would normally use.