Last post on Chris Carpenter for a while. Promise. You know the Cardinals team meeting in August that has been referenced several times now? Well, Carpenter keeps downplaying it, but World Series MVP David Freese said last night that it was the Cards' turning point.
"I sit here right now, and I still can't believe that we actually did this. I keep thinking about mid-August, the mood of the team, kind of the disappointment of what was going down," Freese told the media after World Series Game 7. "Carp said, 'Let's get together and talk about some things.' You know, most importantly we said that the fans deserve for us to make a run at this. You get 3 million plus for the last however many years consecutively, and that's incredible, so they deserve this just as much as anybody else."
Wow. That may not sound genuine if you've never been to St. Louis, but, trust me, there's a real love affair between the fans and players. Both sides fulfill each other's need. It's a symbiotic relationship, like the clown fish and coral.