The 2021 season wasn’t perfect for the St. Louis Cardinals, but each year there are surprises that come out of nowhere. What were the three best this year?
2021 is almost over and it was yet another year where St. Louis Cardinals fans were spoiled by a trip to the playoffs. As much as a Wild Card exit felt like a disappointment, the season could’ve gone a lot worse.
The team was buoyed by an elite defense and a strong September, but there wasn’t too much to be angry about overall. As with every season, there were plenty of surprises that ultimately played a part in making 2021 what it was.
The biggest surprise of the year had to have been the man playing third base, Nolan Arenado. While he didn’t exactly stack up to his own standards, having Arenado in St. Louis at all is a dream fans have had for a few years.
To stick with the holiday spirit, what were three other surprise presents from the 2021 season?