So whom in mankind's history have we heard spoken of as a more than a simple carpenter? Tonight's St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter might not be of virgin birth, but after tonight's complete game shutout of the Philadelphia Phillies he's considered a god in the sports sense of the word.
Well there are a few similarities between the famous carpenter of ancient roman times and the carpenter that humbled the city of brotherly love tonight.
Both performed miracles in front of a tough unbelieving audience ( I'm always reminded of Philadelphia Eagles fans booing Santa Clause.) Both had a strong supporting team of Saints backing them. And both went the distance.
Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter not only shut down the favored Phillies tonight, he baptized the Cardinals organization and solidified a fellowship that appears unstoppable as they move on to play the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS. The Cardinals played like they were on a mission of redemption. If you saw the game you know what I'm talking about. A classic national league playoff game and pitching duel.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the 2010 SF Giants. They appear to have that ...thing.....that makes teams just a tad better and a touch luckier than their opponents.
Congratulations St. Louis on your NLDS triumph.
Final Score (Game 5)
St. Louis 1