The length of the baseball season is the beauty of the baseball season. A 162-game grind rewards sustained performance and reveals the weaknesses of every flavor-of-the-month. It's a true measure.
But it is only May 9, and on May 9 it's anomalies and upstarts that appeal to me. In short bursts, early in the season, unlikely players can take center stage, provide a spark for their clubs and add a glimmer of hope for their fans.