Carp not in ace form Cards have come to expect
SAN FRANCISCO -- The head and the heart are often at odds this time of year. The postseason, after all, is not the time for practicality. It's time to show a little faith, there's magic in the night.So when reality intervenes, as it did for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night at AT&T Park, it pulls us out of the fairy tale for a moment and reminds us -- cruelly, in this case, if you're a Cards fan -- that these are human beings on that field. Their fallibility is a factor. Chris Carpenter might be a feel-good story, might be rightly lauded as a warrior for the way he's quickly come back from what was a risky and supposedly season-ending surgery to address a long-term neurological disorder. And this is fine and expected, because we tend to fall for the feel good, tend to crave the comeback.