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5:30pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Sports

Baseball's World Series Has A TV Problem

Originally published on Fri October 25, 2013 7:55 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, it's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish.

The World Series takes a break tonight while the teams change cities. Last night at Fenway Park in Boston, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Red Sox to even the best of seven series at one game each. The venue switches to Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the next three games, starting tomorrow. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins us now, as he does most Fridays. Hey, there, Stefan.

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11:27am

Fri October 25, 2013
Barbershop

'Shop-And-Get-Frisked' When You Spend $350 At Barneys

A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week's news.

6:43am

Fri October 25, 2013
Sports

World Series Now Tied At One Game Apiece

The St. Louis Cardinals evened the World Series with a 4-2 win at Fenway against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

4:23pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Sports

Reversed Call Gives Sox Opening To Win World Series Game One

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 6:25 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

The St. Louis Cardinals hope to come back against the Boston Red Sox in game two of the World Series tonight. In game one, well, just about nothing went right with the Cardinals. NPR's Mike Pesca joins us. He's covering these games from Boston. Hey there, Mike.

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Hi.

CORNISH: So, in the first inning, there was this big mistaken call by the umpire at second base and then a reversal of that call. What happened?

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4:23pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Sports

Symphonies Show Their Brass In World Series Smackdown Video

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 6:25 pm

Talking smack is practically a right of passage for baseball fans. As the St. Louis Cardinals face off against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series this week, members of the two cities' symphonies — the brass sections, to be exact — took their rivalry to YouTube with a video smackdown.

10:50am

Thu October 24, 2013
The Two-Way

Did Bullying Claim After 91-0 Game Do More Harm Than Good?

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 12:15 pm

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Sports talk shows and news outlets have been all over the story of a Texas parent who filed a complaint about bullying after his son's high school football team lost a game last week by the score of 91-0.

If you haven't heard about what happened during that game, here's how Fort Worth's Star-Telegram sums up the story:

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7:17am

Thu October 24, 2013
The Two-Way

All You Need To Know About Game 1 Of The World Series

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 12:14 pm

The rout begins: Boston's David Ortiz, No. 34, scores in the first inning of Wednesday's World Series game against St. Louis. Mike Napoli's double brought in three runs, and the Red Sox were on the way to an 8-1 win.
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  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca recaps Game 1 of the Series

The score was:

Boston Red Sox 8; St. Louis Cardinals 1.

St. Louis was awful:

NPR's Mike Pesca calls the Cardinals' performance "classically-inept."

The Associated Press says the Cardinals "wrecked themselves with just their second three-error game of the season."

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5:10am

Thu October 24, 2013
Sports

Red Sox Take One-Game Lead In World Series

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 8:07 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

The Boston Red Sox have taken a one game to none lead over St. Louis in the World Series, beating the Cardinals eight to one last night at Fenway Park. The evening started off badly for the visitors and didn't improve from there. NPR's Mike Pesca was there and has this report.

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12:45pm

Wed October 23, 2013
The Two-Way

VIDEO: World Series Smackdown, Symphony Style

The St. Louis and Boston symphony orchestras are into this year's World Series. They've made a video so that they can talk some trash (and play some music too).
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  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Mike Pesca previews the World Series

We could do another World Series preview, like Eyder's "Sox Vs. Cards: 5 Things To Know About The World Series" post from Monday.

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11:49am

Wed October 23, 2013
Sports

Grambling Football Strike: Do College Athletes Have Rights?

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later, if you want to find out what actress Alfre Woodard likes to listen to, to relax or get inspired, we will tell you. But first, we want to talk football. This is the time of year when a number of schools are celebrating homecoming, but there was no homecoming football game at Jackson State University in Mississippi this past weekend. That's because a majority of players on the visiting team, Grambling State University, refused to play.

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