The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Up for grabs

Most Major League baseball teams have already played 156 or 157 games this season, and yet, as I write, only two teams (Atlanta and San Francsisco) are assured of winning their division. Certain teams are mathematically assured of a playoff spot but necessarily of the divisional title (Yankees), some are almost home (Twins, A's), and then there are the others (Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Philadelphia) whose fate will be decided over the last 5 or 6 games of the season.

It's going to be interesting to see which of the big (and maybe not-so-big) names are going to step up and do what they're supposed to do for the ballclubs in question. Watch this space for further episodes of our new mini-series "MLB 2003" - we don't as yet know who's going to be a hero and who's going to be a villain, but one thing is for sure: it's going to be fun to watch.

Go Phillies!!!