Despite living through the nightmare of their epic collapse last season, the Braves didn't make any major changes to their roster for this year.
The Hall of Fame must figure out how it should acknowledge a history that includes so many of the game's greatest yet tarnished players.
Rather than face a 100-game suspension, Manny Ramirez instead chose to call it quits, leaving the game with 555 career home runs and a tainted legacy.
David Ortiz still remembers a few months back people saying he was finished. His triumph at the Home Run Derby was just the latest reminder Big Papi isn't ready to leave the stage.
Jeter vs. Schilling. Ortiz vs. Rivera. These are the duels that make Yankees-Red Sox the most magnetic rivalry in baseball.
He has already un-retired almost as many times as Cher. But Roger Clemens' latest, greatest comeback from retirement appears to be drawing closer. Much closer.
The Red Sox return to October Madness as the defending champs for the first time since the Woodrow Wilson administration.
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.
From blown out knees to sneezing attacks, the 2004 season had its share of ridiculous injuries.