With the season getting near that final stretch, let us take a moment to check out the races in Nippon for those four spots. In the Central, we have Yokohama up a game on Chunichi and two up on Tokyo. Yokohama was 11.5 back last month, but has exploded after the All-Star Break to take the point. Central storylines to watch: Can Yokohama and Roggie make it 3 straight years in the playoffs, even with their cheap ass owner? Is this the year Chunichi finally breaks through and makes the playoffs, after 3 years with Hova at the helm and coming so close but choking it away each year? Will Tokyo play spoiler and ruin the season of the two powerhouses in the Central? Can a fourth team in the division break .500 or play spoiler and wreck one of the three leaders' season? In the Pacific, the division title is all but wrapped up, with Seibu holding a 14.5 game lead over Tohoku. HarkTheSound has turned his team into the class in the Pacific after taking over a talent barren team with no prospects whatsoever. Storylines in the Pacific: Can Seibu pull away and win by 20 games? Will any other teams finish over .500? Could new manager electrickeeper make a late push with Yamato? Who will get the wild card, and can they upset Seibu in the playoffs?