You would think the St. Louis Cardinals would run out of October miracles one of these autumns. Wouldn’t you? But this is what they do. This is who they are. This is what makes them special. This is what makes them one of the toughest teams of modern times.
One out away? One strike away? One loss away? So what? If they could do it once, when it was only the World Frigging Series on the line, why couldn’t they do it again — in the house of the winningest team in baseball?
So there the Cardinals were again Friday night, one strike from The End. Another team’s crowd was roaring. Another team’s ballpark was shaking. Another team’s closer was holding their season in his hands.
And then … you know what happened. The impossible happened. Again.