-- Six days after pitching the St. Louis Cardinals to an 11th World Series title, Chris Carpenter was spending time reliving memories of another sport that he mastered quite well in high school.
Instead of lacing up his cleats, Carpenter was lacing up his skates and sharpening the blades. He was on the ice with the St. Louis Blues
for the team's practice Thursday morning at St. Louis Mills, putting his 6-foot-6, 230-pound frame through some light drills.
The 36-year-old Carpenter, who won Games 1 and 7 to help the Cardinals down the Texas Rangers in seven games in the World Series, was having a blast. He was taking shots, parking himself in the slot area and making saucer passes to Blues players, who were loving every moment spending time with one of the other pro athletes in town.
"It's awesome," said Carpenter. "For these guys to even give up some of their time to allow me to come in here, I know what it's like ... I just wanted to get out of everybody's way, just watch really, and then they invited me to come out here and skate a little bit.