Down on the Farm: Crowning a champion
The entire point of spectator sports is to crown a champion. What fun is it if we don't find out who is the best?
But finding out who is the best is never simple. The St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, but nobody in baseball will tell you the Cards are the best team.
Of the eight teams who made the baseball playoffs, St. Louis had the worst record. They just got hot at the right time, and good for them.
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