Congratulations, you've reached the postseason as a wild card. Your reward? A nine-inning, win-or-go-home fight for your playoff lives.
My pick is guaranteed to be wrong no matter what, isn't it? Just check my track record. So here goes: In the 2012 World Series, you will see ...
The matchups will be determined by what happens on the field Wednesday. So let's run through the various scenarios.
Tiebreakers and weather could turn the first week of Bud Selig's new October into a logistical nightmare.
The ripple effects of MLB's new postseason format are about to get even more visible and dramatic over the season's final 40 games.
What's new? From Albert Pujols in L.A. to the playoffs to Marlins Park in Miami, the 2012 season has a much different look.
First, there were the '86 Mets. Now there are the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals, who completed an impossible dream with an amazing title run unlike any other in World Series history.
Twice down to their last strike, David Freese and the Cardinals pulled off a stunning comeback in Game 6 of the World Series, defeating the Rangers 10-9 in 11 glorious innings.
The Rangers don't quite resonate with their fans like, say, the Red Sox do with New England fans, but with one more win after 51 inglorious seasons, they might initiate a cultural revolution in Texas.
What was Tony La Russa thinking in the eighth inning of World Series Game 5? The Cardinals manager explains how his bullpen management "nightmare" unfolded.
After defeating the Cardinals 4-2 in one of the weirdest games in World Series history, the Rangers sit just one win from their first title.
With three home runs and six RBIs, Albert Pujols delivered a history-making, series-changing performance in the Cardinals' 16-7 rout of the Rangers in Game 3 of the World Series.
If you're not watching the Rangers-Cardinals World Series, you ought to be. This could be one of the most compelling matchups in years.
Three outs from an 0-2 deficit, the Texas Rangers rallied in the ninth inning to even the World Series and tilt the momentum in their favor.
Tony La Russa has been making all the right moves this postseason. The Cardinals' skipper outfoxed his opponent again in Game 1, guiding St. Louis to a 3-2 victory over the Rangers in the World Series opener.
The Rangers and Phillies will meet in the World Series. Who wins, you ask? You might be surprised.