Winning is everything, of course. And yet, fans of the Phillies, Red Sox and Yankees might not be experiencing the spontaneous joy that comes with it when the winning isn't expected.
Are you buying your team's vision for the future based on those hot prospects it just acquired by trade? A word of advice: Don't. Your favorite front office just surrendered.
While the Yankees returned to glory by winning the World Series, the inevitability of full-scale instant replay in baseball stood out as perhaps the most important aspect of the 2009 postseason.
The Yankees are still in command, but this World Series suddenly has a different feel as it swings to New York for Game 6 on Wednesday night.
The Phillies are in a better position than the Yankees to just barely take control with the World Series shifting to Citizens Bank Park.
The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies are the best teams not just in their respective leagues but also in all of baseball.
Baseball decided that the World Series would not end with an embarrassing rain-shortened finale, but nobody told the players.