This level of excitement, anticipation and heartache is generally reserved for March, but baseball has staked its claim as the most exciting sport of 2011.
The last day of the regular season sparked the beginning of a breathtaking nine days of baseball.
Heavyweights like the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies fell in dramatic Game 5 finishes, and slugging up-and-comers like the Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers seized the moment and captured the nation's attention.
We've encountered Beast Mode, T Plush, expletive-filled post game celebration and squirrels; and that's just the National League.
What can the LCS possibly bring us?
Here are 7 things I expect to see when the LCS rounds start tonight with Game 1 between the Rangers and Tigers.