(image swiped from Bob’s Blitz)

Granted, they have their St. Louis readership to pander appeal to, but couldn’t Beltran’s hit-that-wasn’t have been referenced in some fashion that didn’t diminish Johan Santana’s tremendous achievement so rudely?

Of course, had the shoe been on the other foot — had a David Wright liner down the left-field line been nullified by a bad call and Adam Wainright went on to throw a no-hitter against the Mets — I’d fully expect the Post or the Daily News to do the exact same thing. If several blogs (including this one) hadn’t gotten there first.