Smoke, mirrors and a never-give-up attitude brought Bobby Cox's Braves and Tim Lincecum's Giants into the National League playoffs. Think the Phillies are scared? (Neither do we.)
Eric Karabell discusses the events from Thursday's baseball games.
It took Brooks Conrad a long time to experience the kind of elation he did Thursday -- about 4,000 at bats ... in the minors. Plus, the data on declining performance by age will surprise you, at least if you believe PEDs weren't significant.