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David Freese reacts after hitting a solo home run off a pitch by Texas Rangers' Mark Lowe in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday. The Cardinals won 10-9. (AP)
David Freese reacts after hitting a solo home run off a pitch by Texas Rangers' Mark Lowe in the 11th inning of Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday. The Cardinals won 10-9. (AP)

The 2011 World Series has been nothing short of thrilling. The St. Louis Cardinals forced a Game 7 with an 11th inning walk-off win on Thursday night delivered by third baseman David Freese's soaring home run over the center field fence at Busch Stadium. But, despite all the excitement of this year's October Classic, a relatively small number of people have been watching the games on TV. Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce weighs in on whether Major League Baseball should be worried about the television ratings, as well as whether they should invest in an upgrade to the bullpen calling system following a telephone foul-up during Game 5. Also, the latest on the recent proposals approved by the NCAA regarding grants to student athletes and stricter postseason academic standards. And finally, Charlie provides a last-minute costume idea to anyone still looking for a Halloween get-up.

This segment aired on October 29, 2011.

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