It may have been the most exhausting week in baseball history. Bill takes in the landscape of Major League Baseball after two league championship series for the ages.
Another Fish Fairy Tale
While Red Sox and Cubs fans lick their long-festering wounds. The fans of the Florida Marlins, blissfully unaware of such pain, are enjoying watching their team play for the World Series for the second time in their 10 year history. Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald joins Bill to talk about the Marlins and their lucky fans.
Touchdown, Homecoming Princess!
A high school freshman running back gets a touchdown...and a tiara.
High School Football Goes National
Last winter, high school basketball was brought to the national spotlight courtesy of the LeBron James. On Friday, one of the south's most successful high school football programs will take on the best from the west in the first nationally televised high school football game in more than a decade. As Ben Trefny reports, this latest development in the world of prep sports has many wondering just where the professionalization of amateurs will end.
In "Gentlemen's Blood", Barbara Holland writes: "There was much to like about the duel," and she celebrates the one-on-one sword or gun fight as "...an improvement over the informal ambush, or sending henchmen to break the enemy's skull by night on the highway."
Bill delves into the stereotypes fans buy into about their teams and themselves.
The World Series and More with Charlie Pierce
Bill Littlefield and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce discuss: The World Series, Boston College steps up to the ACC money trough, and the passing of Willie Shoemaker.
Bill dips into the "Only A Game" mailbag.
The first known California surfers took to the waves in 1885, after three Hawaiian princes rode their redwood boards off the Santa Cruz shore. Now at the San Jose Museum of Art, an exhibit celebrates the history and culture of surfing, as seen through the eyes of local artists. Jason Margolis recently took a tour and he filed this report.
This program aired on October 18, 2003.