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.)
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.