Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 2/5/13
  He leaves as he entered.  Christopher Carpenter was signed as a free-agent prior to the 2003 season, hoping against hope that he’d be ready mid-season from shoulder surgery while with the Toronto Blue Jays. Now, he’ll leave baseball after his 2013 season has been scrapped due to lingering shoulder and arm problems. In between? He became the baddest bad ass in St. Louis. Ever make a resume? I’m pretty sure we all have at some point, right? And you’re sitting there in front of your computer and you’re typing out things and stuff and numbers. It looks kind of good, but the more times you look it over, the more you just want to wad the thing up and start over. THIS IS NOT CAPUTRING HOW AWESOME I AM. GRRRR. That’s how we’ll remember Chris Carpenter. Three time All-Star, one time Cy Young, 144-94, 3.76 ERA… those are his stats. His resume, if you will. But 50 years from now, there is going to be some punk that tries to tell you that Chris Carpenter wasn’t the...
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