Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.
In a duel that will be remembered for decades, Chris Carpenter outpitched old friend Roy Halladay to carry the Cardinals into the NLCS.
In Game 5, two great teams will go toe-to-toe with two former Cy Young winners starting in their first showdown since they were teammates in Toronto.
Joey Votto's got the edge in the NL MVP race, and Felix Hernandez is the leader for AL Cy Young.
Amazingly, another half-season is already in the books, so let's hand out the major awards as we hit the All-Star break.
Relief pitchers, even the great ones, are rarely given serious consideration for Cy Young or MVP. The time has come to establish a new major award.
It's time to bid farewell to another season that was filled with highs, lows and so much in between. With that said, here come the awards.
A swarm of bees at Petco Park. A flock of sea gulls at Progressive Field. A Nat with almost as many homers as his team has wins. Yeah, it's been one bizarre first half, for sure.
From Cy Youngs and Cy Yuks to MVPs and LVPs to some of the stranger moments on the diamond, we look back at the first half of the 2009 season.
From Most Valuable Players to Cy Youngs to Cy Yuks, it's time for Jayson Stark to start doling out his annual midseason awards.
Jayson Stark's first half Cy Youngs and Yuks, MVPs and LVPs, rookies, managers and much more.