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The Best in Baseball: A How-To Guide to What Just Happened

The prelude to the final days of the regular season carried a lot of confusion as it pertained to the Nationals playoff seed and opponent. As teams race for home today in the schedule, trying to understand what just happened and what it all means can be jarring.

10/03/2012

Derek Jeter and the red hot Yankees stroll into town to give the Nats a true test of how good they are. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Elfin: Nats Take On The Yankees At Home To Find Out Just How Good They Are

The Yankees have made the playoffs 16 of the past 17 seasons and the Nationals have yet to finish .500 since arriving in 2005. But with the Nats now just 1/2 game behind LA for the best record in baseball, the litmus is this weekend when the Yankees (37-25), the standard for baseball excellence, come to town. And with Strasburg out of this series, could this be a true World Series preview?

06/15/2012