St. Louis Cardinals (105-57, NL Central champs) vs. Houston Astros (92-70, NL Wild Card)
What was at first a Yankees blowout and a chance at history turned into a near-miracle comeback, a message that the ALCS is going to be very closely fought, and a very entertaining baseball series.
Atlanta Braves (96-66, NL East champs) vs. Houston Astros (92-70, NL Wild Card)
Taking a look at Saturday’s games, including two wild division clinchers.
Aaron gears up for the final weekend of the season.
From the hitter’s haven in Colorado to a couple of pitcher’s paradises on the West Coast, Aaron takes a look at how the ballparks around baseball have played this year.
While pitching depth might carry a team in the regular season, front-line talent is crucial in the playoffs. Aaron examines each contender’s postseason pitching staff for clues about who might be best suited for success in October.
Aaron looks back at what happened in the first-half, with an eye towards what might happen in the second.
Join Aaron, Larry, Studes, Craig, Vinay, Lee and Bryan as they watch the All-Star game.
Beltran to the Astros, Dotel to the A’s, prospects to the Royals. Aaron breaks the blockbuster deal down.
What exactly is an All-Star, anyway? Aaron tackles the yearly question, and then gives his picks for the AL and NL teams.
Aaron talks enigmas, belly buttons and procrastinating. Oh, and some baseball too.
Who knew one little move could have so much impact …
Aaron crunches the numbers from this week’s draft and finds some things that might surprise you.
Dave looks at this year’s managers, and how often they use their favorite strategies.
Old pitchers have been in the headlines lately, but Matthew takes a look at the old position players who are still getting the job done.
JC examines the relationship between the size of a team’s market and its ability to win games.
Studes looks at the unbalanced schedules of each team, and how they might affect the pennant races.
Houston might have a couple of problems, but Joe is enthusiastic about their chances in 2004.
Craig has some notes as the season opens and hopes begin to be dashed.