The secret to the Cardinals’ surge? Santana.

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No, not Ervin or Johan or Rafael. Carlos. And no, not the catcher. The guitar player.

You’ll recall that Tony La Russa rocked out with Santana back in early September? Well, as Derrick Goold notes, the Cards are 13-4 since then. And it’s not just coincidence! Santana gave La Russa a lucky charm in the form of some feathered necklace thing, and that has to be doing it.

Why not? The only think I think to be more likely is that Fredi Gonzalez went to a Danzig show around the same time and got a bad luck charm of some sort, leading the Braves’ skid.

Which, to be honest, would make this all much easier for me to accept.