It's no fun being the ogre in someone else's fairy tale. The St. Louis Cardinals did that in 2004 - losing to the Red Sox in four straight and having to watch Boston clinch in the middle of the old Busch Stadium.
This year - with another darling of destiny, the universally-favored Tigers, awaiting them - the Cardinals said something along the lines of "Screw that." It was entirely improbable, but not impossible...because, as FOX Sports kept telling us, you really can't script October.
The new Busch Stadium has been officially christened. There's your fairy tale ending.
And hey - it finally stopped raining in Mudville. Just in time for the parade.