The Major League season is a six-month grind comprised of countless choices. Except for the players, who prefer to be kept in the dark.
Pitchers mainly take them to recover from the most unnatural act in sport: throwing a baseball.
Some of the Angels' young talent has surfaced already at the major-league level. And there's much more to come.
With a baseball in his hand, Roy Oswalt is in total command. So how come he's thinking about walking away from the game?
No more talk. No more books about the formula for success. This time, the A's can do the little things to go the distance. This time, they're money.
As Buster Olney writes in the October 5 issue of ESPN The Magazine -- if you don't think playoff baseball is different, then, well, you're probably not a player, are you?