Littlefield On Sports: MLB Playoffs, Head Of The Charles, Bikes In Afghanistan

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Rowers compete in the 2013 Head of the Charles. (Jamie Bologna/WBUR)
Rowers compete in the 2013 Head of the Charles Regatta. (Jamie Bologna/WBUR)

In baseball, the Kansas City Royals appear to be on the verge of winning the American League pennant. They lead the mighty Baltimore Orioles 3-0 in the best-of-seven series. And, in the National League, the San Francisco Giants lead the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1. Meanwhile, the annual Head of the Charles Regatta will be held this weekend.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer and Anthony Brooks review the week in sports.


Bill Littlefield, host of NPR’s Only a Game. He tweets @OnlyAGameNPR.


The New York Times: The Wind, A Wall And A Wide Throw Foil The Cardinals

  • "Leave it to other teams to blast home runs, deliver clutch base hits or run opponents ragged on the basepaths. The San Francisco Giants have taken a less majestic route through the playoffs, generating most of their offense with a dink here, a dunk there."

The Boston Globe: Stepped-up Security Planned For Head Of Charles

  • "The Head of the Charles Regatta has brought the world’s best crew teams to the banks of the Charles River for the rowing competition since 1965. It attracts over 11,000 athletes and 400,000 spectators annually."

This article was originally published on October 15, 2014.

This segment aired on October 15, 2014.

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Anthony Brooks Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.


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Sacha Pfeiffer Host, All Things Considered
Sacha Pfeiffer was formerly the host of WBUR's All Things Considered.



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