The St. Louis Cardinals are sports’ gold standard

COMMENTARY — While they don’t have as many titles as the Lakers or Spurs or Heat or Patriots, what the Cardinals have done, and how they’ve done it, make them the best franchise in sports in the 21{+s}{+t} century.

BY BERRY TRAMEL Published: October 23, 2013
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The St. Louis Cardinals are the best franchise in 21st-century American sport.

Not necessarily the most successful. Not necessarily the most prosperous. Not necessarily the most popular. Just the best.

The Cardinals play...

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WORLD SERIES: Game 1

St. Louis at Boston

• When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

• Where: Fenway Park, Boston

• TV: Fox (Cox 12/HD 712, Dish 25, DirecTV 25, U-Verse 25/HD1025)

• Radio: WWLS-AM 640, KREF-AM 1400

Inside

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell laid groundwork for his career at Oklahoma State.

Tom Holliday has divided loyalties in this World Series.

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