If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.
Tampa Bay is already a phenomenally talented team -- a glance at the roster could tell anybody as much. But the style the Rays play, with players flying around the basepaths, is causing problems for the opposition. Talent is great, but speed kills.
Few people could possibly mean as much to a baseball community as Ernie Harwell does to the fans of the Detroit Tigers, which will make tonight a celebration ... and heartbreaking, writes Buster Olney.