The Cubs didn't go with a celebrity manager this time; no, they went with Mike Quade, a baseball lifer who only hoped that one day he'd get a shot like this.
CC Sabathia knows all about success in the regular season. But after falling flat in the past two postseasons, he's focused on becoming a success in October.
The pressure to perform encircles second-year Yankees manager Joe Girardi, and the scrutiny will be as intense as ever.
It's hard to win without scoring runs. The Rockies are on the ropes in the World Series because their offense has gone frigid.
Having pitched poorly thus far in the playoffs, Daisuke Matsuzaka will face the most pressure with the Red Sox needing a win in Game 7 to advance to the World Series.
Facing potentially his last start as a member of the Red Sox, Curt Schilling craves the big stage and the sense of theater that will come along with it.
C.C. Sabathia was tough and resolute throughout Game 5, but not dominant -- and his night should have ended after six innings.
Not only must Fausto Carmona keep the Indians from falling into an 0-2 hole, but he also must give the Red Sox hitters an attitude adjustment.
Now that the Yankees have more confidence from winning Game 3, the Indians are making a mistake by not pitching their ace, C.C. Sabathia, in Game 4.