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.
Classic three-team pennant races actually used to unfold before our eyes. Not anymore.
What do Yadier Molina and Johnny Bench have in common? Nothing yet, but that could change soon.
What if Aaron Boone hadn't torn his ACL playing pickup hoops? The baseball universe would look a lot different.
From "unhittable" pitchers to very "hittable" pitchers, the numbers offer the cold, hard facts.
The 2004 season was one filled with some interesting and often off-the-wall quotes.
It was another milestone season as several prestigious hitting and pitching clubs welcomed new members.
We've seen Larry Walker go through waivers on his way to a new team. Who else is cleared for a possible trade?
Handing out the first-half hardware to Cy Youngs and Yuks, MVPs and LVPs, rookies and managers in each league.
Traditionalists may never fully embrace interleague play, but Bud Selig's once- radical idea is a permanent fixture.
For teams like the Blue Jays and Giants, the month of April was a disaster and may be difficult to recover from.
Given the chance to rid themselves of one bad moment during their careers, big leaguers sound off.
From Juan Pierre's lack of power to Roy Halladay's O-for-April, it was truly a bizarre season.
The first two pitchers to give up 10 runs in a game this year? Hint: they've won a combined nine Cy Youngs.