Atlanta's Chipper Jones has been killing opponents softly for a long, long time.
Brian McCann's line drive struck Luis Salazar in the face, a gruesome injury that offered a vivid reminder that baseball teams are, for better and worse, big families.
While Barry Zito and Jose Guillen were left off the Giants' postseason roster, they were probably never given an option, like Doug Glanville, to contribute in a different way.
Players who understand how to handle the pace of a 162-game season are usually the ones who have the most stamina to finish strong.
Jason Heyward, Aroldis Chapman, Mike Leake and Stephen Strasburg will only achieve greatness if they're able to make adjustments.
The thrill of Opening Day is back for another year, and the journey that lies ahead is especially significant for a rookie like Jason Heyward.
Whatever kind of year it's been where you live, it's only half-over. So here's Wild Pitches' special, slightly tilted look back at the First Half That Was.
Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 1