The last couple of days without baseball just felt interminable, didn't they? Two days off, in the middle of October? Inconceivable!

Finally, we're back rocking tonight, with Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. (The Cardinals only have another week as National League Champions. Sad.) We're in Arizona, which will be hopping if it's actually full. Your pitchers are Brandon Webb for the Diamondbacks and Jeff Francis for the Rockies. This game seems a heckuva lot more important for Arizona than for Colorado; falling behind 1-0, at home, having used their stud starter ... that could spell badness for the D-Backs. That said, we do enjoy having the first ever NLCS featuring states, rather than cities. Enjoy the game.