In a develpment that snubs baseball’s most entertaining pitcher, Dontrelle Willis, in favor of a faceless hurler from John Sununu-ville, Cardinals right-hander Chris Carpenter has been named the recipiant of the 2005 National League Cy Young Award.

Roger Clemens finished a distant third in the voting, perhaps because it would’ve taken far too much effort to change the trophy engraving to read “Cy Old”.

Willis won more games, allowed fewer homers and had a lower ERA than Carpenter. He might win 3 or 4 future Cy Young Awards, however, so he’ll probably take this crushing disappointment better than me.