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Saturday, October 31, 2009

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The Commissioner's Trophy, awarded to the World Series champions
The Commissioner's Trophy, awarded to the World Series champions
After a two game split in the Bronx, it looks like baseball fans are in for a gripping World Series. Bill talks with ESPN Baseball Analyst Tim Kurkjian about inspired pitching, offensive firepower, and the outlook for the rest of the series.

As one of the most celebrated jewelry companies in the world, Tiffany & Company’s little blue box is a perennial favorite for gift-givers and gift-getters alike.  But aside from watches, earrings and the occasional broche, Tiffany silversmiths also manufacture many of the most famous championship trophies. Only A Game’s Doug Tribou toured the Tiffany facilities and glimpsed creations that many professional athletes merely dream about.

While the Cincinnati Bengals sit atop the standings in football’s NFC North, the team’s fans don’t quite know what to do.  You’ll have to excuse them, though, because they’re not used to rooting for a winner.  Only A Game’s Keith O’Brien talks with the Cincinnati faithful about the double-edged sword of a good Bengals team.

Oysters on the half shell are a summer staple for seafood lovers all over the world.  The art, and sport, of getting those oysters out of the full and onto the half shell was on display on Massachusetts’ Cape Cod at the Wellfleet Oyster Festival and Only A Game’s Karen Given was there.

Bill opens up the Only A Game mailbox to check in with listeners.

It’s one of the most sports-packed weeks of the year.  In addition to all four major professional sports being in full swing, Bill and Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce touch on Andre Agassi’s dubious cleaning methods, Tim Donaghy's publishing nightmare, and tattoos.

Baseball in the early 20th century is often remembered, mostly by fans that weren’t there, as a golden time when ballplayers played for “the love of the game.”  However, author Mike Vaccaro contends that baseball’s 1912 World Series was as full of scoundrels, cheats, and conspiracy theories as any Series since.  Bill speaks with Vaccaro about his new book, The First Fall Classic.

This program aired on October 31, 2009.


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