The Cardinals pulled it off! After winning only 83 regular-season games, and after upsetting the Mets, they stayed in it long enough to let the Tigers make some mistakes that ultimately led to their self-destruction.

In the last 3 games, all won by the Cardinals, Tigers’ pitchers made 3 throwing errors, allowing a total of 6 unearned runs. That’s a very poor statistic, and one that could be improved rather easily.

Jeff Weaver did not have a stellar year. Combined, between the Angels and the Cardinals, he was 8-14 with a combined ERA of 5.75. Last night, though he was electric. He pitched 8 innings and gave up just 2 runs on 4 hits while striking out 9 and walking 1. He did not get the MVP award, though. That went to shortstop David Eckstein.

Eckstein started the World Series by going 0-for-10, but then turned it around drastically. He went 8-for-12 after that, giving him an average of .364. He had 3 doubles, 4 RBI, and 3 runs scored.

Manager Tony La Russa also had a great night. As manager of the World Series winners in the National League, he becomes just the second manager ever to win a World Series with teams from both leagues. The other manager is Sparky Anderson.

I’m thinking, now with baseball officially over, I might start writing about the Minnesota Wild. They’re off to a great start so far, and I’ve never really followed hockey, so now might be my chance. What does everybody think? Please comment on what you would like to see.

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