It's too bad non-playoff news has drawn more attention than the Texas Rangers, who are most worthy of the game's attention after winning their second straight American League pennant.
The Tigers and Rangers have gone at it for five games, and the possibility of two more to decide the winner makes for great anticipation.
The Rangers haven't dominated the first two games of the ALCS, but what they have done is produce in the biggest moments.
The Rangers, who have undergone several changes in the past year, are back on the national stage with the potential to become the American League's next superpower.
Emboldened after taking two of three games from the defending-champion Yankees in the Bronx, the Rangers find themselves in a position they have never been in before.
In an ever-changing world, George Steinbrenner exemplified the continuity that makes sports special to all of us.
The Yankees are still in command, but this World Series suddenly has a different feel as it swings to New York for Game 6 on Wednesday night.
The ALCS continues, and so too will the examination of the jobs being done by managers Mike Scioscia and Joe Girardi.
The Angels are up against the wall, but don't underestimate their chances to still win the ALCS.
In order to pull even in the ALCS, the Angels must figure out a way to solve CC Sabathia in Game 4.
The Angels' impact players aren't producing, and coupled with their physical and mental mistakes have made it likely they won't recover in the ALCS.
The home runs are nonexistent and the batting average is embarrassing, but David Ortiz stands firm in the belief that we are not witnessing the decline and fall of Big Papi.
Once all fists with no punch, the Rays can finally deliver a real knockout blow to the Red Sox in the ALCS.
Having been eliminated after losing the final three games of the ALCS, the Indians and their fans are left wondering where it all went wrong.
Cleveland is flush. Boston is dead broke. Here's a checklist of the money moments over the past three ALCS games.
The Indians have pierced the air of invincibility that permeated the Red Sox this October and proven they can beat them.