The playoffs start tonight, and while most columnists have picked the Phillies, Rany Jazayerli had this to say_
The Phillies have the best starting rotation anyone has seen in years. Which will just make their first-round exit at the hands of a team that no one thought would even be here that much more galling. In a season in which a pair of titans have already suffered shocking late-season collapses, the Phillies will be the biggest to fall. I fully expect that by the end of this series, at least one Phillies pitcher will suffer from PTSD thanks to Albert Pujols. Philadelphia fans already hate me, so I might as well earn their scorn_ St. Louis Cardinals in four games.
There's nothing quite like October baseball.