"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I think that the real interesting race in the 1-2-3 in the Northwest Division. Whoever finishes first gets one of the top two seeds, while whoever finishes second in the division ends up fourth and faces the fifth place team. What does this all mean?