Edgar Renteria proved he wasn't kidding with his post-season hitting lesson.
The former Cardinals shortstop cranked a three-run homer Monday night that proved to be the deciding blow in the 2010 World Series. It propelled the Giants to their first Fall Classic win since they located to the west coast more than five decades ago. And it made Renteria the first National League player -- and fourth player overall -- to have two World Series-winning hits. Wow.
Fittingly, Renteria won the World Series MVP award.
I still wish there was some way to get the guy back in Cardinals red. Although it would likely take the 34-year-old infielder settling for a part-time role. With his diminished range at shortstop, Renteria might make a pretty good fill in at third base. I wonder if he can play second...