It took a while, but it's finally time for the first round of champagne.
The Dodgers should become the first team to clinch, possibly as soon as Tuesday.
The Astros (9 1/2-game lead), Braves (9-game lead) and Yankees (8 1/2-game lead) aren't far behind, and the Cardinals and Twins are sitting pretty in the middle of the country.
What that means for the rest of us is that most of the drama will come from the wild-card races, and they're two good ones right now. Before it really heats up, here's one more spin around the major leagues, with an emphasis on those who have worn orange and black ...