In the middle of this year’s playoffs, the first of the new format, Richard looks back on which teams were most dominant during the days of just one wild card
A look at how both the Cardinals and the Giants have built successful teams.
The division may be wrapped up, but things are far from settled.
What are some of the great races when you stand some seasons on their head?
The Reds are strong favorites, while the Pirates and Cards battle for Wild Card spots
Looking at starting pitcher value through the lens of an expected wins formula
Things look about right so far, though there are a few unexpected twists.
Some early surprises from baseball’s largest division.
Ten teams’ seasons will just be heating up, while the rest will be left out in the cold.
What might have been.
No Pujols, no La Russa, no problem.
A new playoff schedule, a bunch of five-year contracts, and another shady signing.
Nixon is squaring off against Humphrey in what will turn out to be a squeaker, with Wallace in as a third-party spoiler. Our final race makes that one look like a snoozer.
And remember, if you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
Batman and The Monkees are on TV. In Cold Blood and Valley of the Dolls top the bestseller lists. How might our contenders gain notice?
In Washington DC, marchers are protesting the Vietnam War. In San Francisco, the term “hippie” is being coined. In Los Angeles, Watts erupts into riot. What will our counterfactual trio be doing?
The Beatles are invading, it’s all the way with LBJ, and we understand that Brock kid might be available.
In a world in which Boyer is a Giant, Flood is a Red, and Alou is a Cardinal, who will reach The Fall Classic?
Some of the unsung Redbirds of the past few decades.