Forgive us for eating our dessert first, as Game Seven despite its inherent drama proved to be bland and lukewarm compared to Thursday night's feast for the senses. The deciding runs were scored with a third inning Allen Craig homer and in a fifth inning during which St. Louis brought two home without actually hitting the baseball past the infield. Chris Carpenter managed a laudable performance and both teams' bullpens elected to do their jobs instead of derping all over themselves as we saw in Game Six.

Here's the final out & the celebration. Congratulations to the Cardinals, St. Louis, and our editor emeritus. It was certainly earned.