The Cards Have Been Dealt

Sports Illustrated, November 7, 2011, p. 93

“The Cards Have Been Dealt”

“Carpenter (shown in a photo) sealed his rep(utation) as a big-game pitcher:   La Russa (shown in a photo) was able to retire at the top of his game.”

The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series with a tremendous effort during the postseason.  Carpenter is a pitcher for St. Louis whose statistics confirm the quote at the top of this post (9-2 wins versus losses; 3.05 ERA (earned run average) in 15 postseason starts, who “this year adds a 1-0 NLDS (National League Division Series) clincher and the 6-2 World Series clincher to his resume.

Of course, the quote: “The Cards Have Been Dealt” is a play on words or idiomatic use of cards with the baseball team, the Cardinals, and their win in the World Series.



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