Nine things to watch in September

New faces, MVP and Cy Young races -- and maybe, just maybe, pennant races

Updated: September 2, 2011, 11:19 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

A September without pennant races is like, well … what?

Kelly without Regis? Oops. Dwight Schrute without Michael Scott? Oops. J-Lo without Marc? Oops.

OK, so every once in a while in life, we have to learn to get along without stuff we've come to take for granted. Even September pennant races. Or ANY kind of races.

The bad news is we've arrived at this particular baseball September with only one meaningful division race (the AL West) that's still closer than a ...

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