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Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Giants Cubs Baseball Chicago Cubs fans haven't had a World Series title since 1908. That's right. One. Hundred. Years. The Cubs came close to ending their post season streak in 2003 during the NL championships against the Florida Marlins but fate, and an infamous foul ball, wouldn't have it (we forgive you, Steve Bartman.) Now with a berth in the 2008 playoffs, the Cubs have a shot at reaching the World Series and ending their century long drought. Only A Game's Ron Schachter speaks with Chicago fans about the possible World Series appearance of their hometown Cubbies.
 The Los Angeles Angels won the World Series in 2002 and currently have the best record in the league. They were the first to clinch a berth in the 2008 playoffs. So why are the first-place Angels second best to the L.A. Dodgers in the eyes of the fans? Karen Given speaks with L.A. Times sports columnist Bill Dwyre about Dodger-mania.
Karen Given speaks with author Michael Rosenberg about the historic rivalry and friendship between Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes and Michigan coach Bo Schembechler. The rivalry and its cultural influences take center stage in his new book, War As They Knew It: Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, and America in a Time of Unrest. 

Before railroad handcars were used by racing enthusiasts, they helped build U.S. railroads in the  19th century. Only A Game's Joel Rose explores the pastime of handcar racing during his trip to the annual Railroad Handcar Racing Championships in York County, Pennsylvania.
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After her mountain climbing adventure, commentator Elyssa Ely explains why coming down is a whole lot more enjoyable than going up.

Karen Given learns more about the rich history of New England's Schooners (two-masted sailboats) from American Eagle Captain John Foss during the 24th Annual Schooner Race in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
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