Major League Baseball has enjoyed an extraordinary resurgence since the crippling strike of 1994 resulting in the cancelling of the entire season, playoffs and World Series.
It was their first time meeting in the playoffs. Both teams wanted nothing more than to get the first game behind them. In a much anticipated match-up, game one of the National League Division series did not disappoint.
While there are compelling arguments that playoff expansion will benefit the sport for years to come, a rushed decision to make last minute changes has hurt the product for 2012.
In one of the greatest games in World Series history, St. Louis stays alive. OK, "greatest" is a relative term. When Major League teams commit five errors in one game it's fair to say they didn't play great.
They changed some of the rules of golf effective January 1st. You can now smooth the sand or soil while playing from a hazard but you can't improve your lie. Why don't they just allow tees in the trap? Let's speed things up.
The new owners of the Philadelphia 76ers took center stage yesterday. They immediately announced they're slashing ticket prices. Cool stuff. Now all they need is a season.
The third place finisher in a British marathon was disqualified. It seems for a good portion of the race Rob Sloan took a bus. Picky picky.
In the third episode of Sports Blitz Now -- the brand new Huffington Post sports radio show -- Jordan Schultz and the crew broke down the legacy of Al Davis and why the 4-1 New Orleans Saints have some real problems moving forward.
He was the boy wonder who ended the Curse of the Bambino in Boston, and now Theo Epstein is expected to head to the Chicago Cubs.
They don't hand out pool sheets in baseball, but if they had, would this have been your final four? No Phillies, no Yankees? Don't all those regular season wins mean anything?
In they end they booed and it was aimed at Alex Rodriguez. He struck out with the bases loaded in the 7th, and then again, to end the game. He batted just .111 for the series.
You're probably reading the Top 5 today because of Steve Jobs. Incredible how one person affected all our lives. He permeated sports in so many ways from the important to the trivial.
How confident are Yankee fans tonight? The truth is, not very. Desperate for a win, they hand the ball to A.J. Burnett to save their season. He has the highest earned run average of any regular Yankee starting pitcher.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona is out. Of course he's not to blame for their epic collapse. After a while you need change for change's sake to shake things up.
I've never seen anything like it. Within minutes two teams completing epic collapses, while two other teams celebrate amazing comebacks. Funny how the focus is on the losers, not the winners.
So are you stoked up about the climax to golf's FedEx Cup? Funny, I haven't heard one sports fan say to me, "Hey, who do you like in the FedEx?"