Aubrey Huff has an epiphany

After years of toiling on losers, the Giants first baseman is loving the pennant chase

Updated: September 10, 2010, 11:03 AM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN The Magazine

On a beautiful summer evening in the Bay Area, Giants first baseman Aubrey Huff drove home from the ballpark in a blissful stupor. Eleven years in the big leagues and he'd never really felt the buoyancy of a pennant race. Now, here he was on the last day of July, cruising home from a win over the Dodgers with a light heart and a clear head, finally a contender.