Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|With a one-game decider in each league to start October, you have zero scheduling concerns. It even works during those times when the regular season is extended for makeup games and tiebreakers. It also provides plenty of drama, which should include the Jake Arrieta-Gerrit Cole matchup in the NL Wild Card Game.
More» Arrieta one-hits Pirates over seven innings|
|Any day now, you expect Yoenis Cespedes to walk across the Hudson River, not barefooted, but in his baseball cleats. He needs them to keep his footing for all of those clutch hits.
More» Cespedes collects 100th RBI with monster HR|
|You can make the case for so many folks regarding this year's National League Most Valuable Player Award (actually, just go with Bryce Harper), and here's an example: Yoenis Cespedes. If the Mets didn't acquire this Pied Piper of a slugger before the July 31 Trade Deadline, they'd have been struggling to make the playoffs instead of surging atop the NL East.
More»MLB Now guys debate who the NL MVP should be|
|I can't say it. OK, I'll whisper it: The Cubs probably are for real. Probably? Since I was born and raised in this city, where I hugged everything associated with the Cubbies through most of the 1960s, I don't want to jinx them.
More» Bryant blasts walk-off homer vs. Tribe|
|Since there are so many wonderful things to say about Dee Gordon, it's difficult to decide where to start.
More» Gordon steals four bags to earn 45th of year|
|All you need to know about the mythical ways of a home run with the bases loaded occurred on Tuesday when Alex Rodriguez watched his slump vanish over the right-center-field wall of Yankee Stadium.
More» A-Rod launches a go-ahead grand slam|
|Nobody does magic teams better than Major League Baseball. You've seen them, and you've followed them. Rarely have we seen this many candidates for Magic Team of the Year honors.
More»Wilmer Flores' roller-coaster week ends with walk-off|
|This is about Marquis Grissom and destiny.
More» The Braves win the 1995 World Series|
|Cameron Maybin reflects on his childhood, and what being an Atlanta Brave means to him personally.
More» Maybin rips a double into right field|
|Let me tell you how life works for John Smoltz, who is the most competitive person you'll ever meet: If he ran for President of the United States, he'd be in the Oval Office after the next election.
More»Smoltz discusses upcoming Hall of Fame induction|
|This is the dream scenario for baseball fans: Nearly everybody in both leagues in contention for the playoffs during the second half of the season.
More»A-Rod, McCann homers highlight Yankees' first half|
|All eyes are on the Queen City for the next few days. With that in mind, I'll give you my six favorite baseball moments that happened within Cincinnati's city limits.
More» Fisk gets tangled up with Armbrister|
|With Independence Day upon us, and baseball as red, white and blue as mom and apple pie, inquiring minds wish to know who America's team is.
More» FDR sings 'God Bless America' during stretch|
|The records and contributions of the father of free agency, Curt Flood, thrive through the lives of the family that survives him.
|What better person to ask than Andrelton Simmons about his favorite Major League defender to watch at every position?
More» Simmons lays out for diving catch|
|When Bud Selig isn't walking around his longtime Milwaukee neighborhood, stretching his 80-year-old legs while listening through his headphones to any baseball news he can find, he is watching 15 games a day. You know, when all 30 Major League teams are playing.
More»Selig, Attanasio on Miller Park's 'Selig Experience'|
|For so many reasons, the Astros didn't need to open their new ballpark in 2000 with a center field that went on forever. Not only that, they added a terribly steep hill beyond the warning track. Then they placed a flagpole close to the wall near the back of the hill.
More»Crane on proposed improvements to Minute Maid Park|
|Courtesy of more than a century of Major League Baseball, filled with a slew of bigger-than-life individuals, neither Alex Rodriguez nor any other current or future player can diminish the stature of the game's icons just by topping them in various categories.
More» A-Rod passes Mays with home run No. 661|
|Fredi Gonzalez, in the midst of his fifth year with the Braves, constantly is searching for the best set of matchups each day, each hour, each second. Atlanta used 31 different lineups in its first 31 games his year, and the manager is having fun coming up with these combinations.
More» Peterson's single pads Braves' lead|
|Suddenly, that's five straight victories, with several of the youngest Cubs responding like seasoned bears, and here's another thing: The rest of the bleachers will return to Wrigley Field next month. Everything is trending upward for the Cubbies.
More» Maddon on bullpen woes, extra-innings win|