For the fifth consecutive year, STLSportsPage.com will spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve counting down the top seven stories of the year in St. Louis sports. The number one story will be revealed on Dec. 31.

We start this year’s list with the story which ranked seventh in St. Louis sports in 2016 – the most recent story on our list, the Cardinals’ signing of free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler. Here is the column we ran after Fowler signed on Dec. 9:

https://www.stlsportspage.com/CARDSBASEBALL/tabid/91/entryid/11286/ten-takeaways-from-the-cardinals-signing-of-dexter-fowler.aspx


On Monday we will reveal the story which ranked sixth on our list of the top sports stories of the year in St. Louis sports.