The Cards win, the weather turns and more ...

Shit happened for the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2011

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THURSDAY 27

The St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Texas Rangers 10-9 in an 11-inning thriller, a harbinger of their improbable Series win. Cardinals fans ecstatic. Rays fans (and other Rangers haters) get to enjoy a nice dose of schadenfreude.

SUNDAY 30

A harsh pre-Halloween snowstorm rips through the Northeast, prompting poolside Bay area residents to call their relatives up north and check in on things.

MONDAY 31

After a rainy start, Halloween weather was ideal for trick or treating, allowing Bay area ghouls and ghosts to set their dental health back several years.

TUESDAY 1

The St. Petersburg Times announces it will become Tampa Bay Times starting on Jan. 1, 2012. In deference to nostalgic residents of the 'Burg, *tbt changes name to *spt.

Active for weeks, Tampa's red light cameras finally "go live" and start issuing $158 fines to motorists. Consider yourself warned …

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