Putting a wrap on 2010’s top stories for the St. Louis Cardinals, I am declaring the following winners of your votes for numbers six through ten.
10. The fight in Cincinnati
9. Stan Musial’s Medal of Freedom, turning 90 years of age
8. Tony La Russa returns for 2011, Dave Duncan for two or three more years
7. Adam Wainwright becomes the ace
6. Jaime Garcia’s rookie emergence
Previously chosen stories:
5. Colby Rasmus not traded
4. The Brad Penny / Kyle Lohse injuries
3. The Ryan Ludwick–Jake Westbrook trade – Jon Jay emergence, Westbrook re-signing
2. Matt Holliday signing – seven or eight years
1. The collapse – favored defending champs miss playoffs
For more detailed background on any of the stories, click on this link to the blog’s top 20 countdown.
Thanks to everyone for your votes and comments.