Borrowing from a popular TV show, the Phillies will be left standing as the American Baseball Idols of 2010.
Unlike a year ago, baseball issues are the main focus as spring training gets underway for the defending champion Yankees.
The World Series will certainly decide this year's champion, but it also might decide the team of the decade.
Nobody is taking that other team too seriously, but the nation will know a lot about the Rockies once they're crowned World Series champions.
The Cardinals are world champions for the first time since 1982 -- and the best 83-win team in history.
Opening night was a time for the White Sox and their fans to once again celebrate their 2005 World Series title, writes Jayson Stark.
As world champions, the Red Sox have officially altered the universe. We just don't know how yet.