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Baseball's New Bling Is Made For Believers

If you watch this year's playoffs, you may notice many baseball players are wearing a certain necklace. It's actually a "metal-infused wellness product," but mostly it's a reminder that baseball is a superstitious enterprise.
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Sports: Baseball Playoffs And An NFL Game To Watch

Baseball playoffs are heating up with pennants on the line. Over in the NFL, the game everyone's watching this week is a battle of rising teams. Meanwhile, the NBA is still locked out, and if it stays that way, it could mean no Christmas games. Host Scott Simon and NPR's Tom Goldman talk sports.
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117 Years Of Race Stats Put To Pasture At The Track

The Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, Ky., holds a vast collection of the Daily Racing Form, the newspaper of the thoroughbred industry. It doesn't have enough financial resources yet, but the library is working on preserving and digitizing the paper, in print since 1894 — and still printing.
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Being Bartman: 'Catching Hell' Tells Cubs Fan's Story

Steve Bartman deflected a foul ball during a playoff game in 2003. The Chicago Cubs went on to lose that game, and Bartman's fellow fans vilified him. A new documentary asks whether Bartman can forgive those fans for making him a scapegoat.
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Fatsis Discusses MLB Playoffs

Guy Raz talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis for an update on the Major League Baseball playoffs.
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Epstein Leaves Red Sox For Cubs

Boston Red Sox General Manager Theo Epstein is leaving his hometown team to take the reins of the Chicago Cubs. He departs after a disastrous season, but he will be remembered for making history. The youngest ever general manager in major league baseball designed the teams that won two World Series, Boston's first since 1918. Now he'll try to make Wrigley's loveable losers into champions.

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