The Cardinals should celebrate their World Series victory, because they'll soon have to focus on the business of re-signing the face of their franchise, Albert Pujols.
What does baseball history look like? Like the Cardinals' amazing 11th-inning Game 6 victory, one that has turned the series into a true fall classic.
It's not "Moneyball," but Rangers GM Jon Daniels has made several successful moves to put his team on the brink of its first World Series title.
Tony La Russa and the Cardinals only have themselves to blame after their comedy of errors and blown chances cost them Game 5, and maybe the series.
Just when you think you've got it all figured out, Derek Holland nearly throws a complete-game shutout and Texas evens the World Series at two games apiece.
While he skipped out on the media after Game 2, Albert Pujols answered every question and more with a historic three-homer night in Game 3.
Josh Hamilton, his power sapped by a groin strain, saved his best swing for his last at-bat in Game 2. His ninth-inning sacrifice fly helped the Rangers slip past the Cardinals, 2-1, and even the series at one game apiece.
After a high-scoring LCS round, the postseason finally returned to normalcy in Game 1, a low-scoring affair in which the little things made the difference for the Cardinals.