HOT BLAST: Good reads on the World Series
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The are no New York teams in this year's World Series, but that's not stopping the New York Times from producing several long-form stories about the series and its history. Even if you're not a diehard baseball fan, these stories are worth your time this morning.

Two splendid stories have appeared this week. The first is about St. Louis AM radio station KMOX, a 50,000-watt behemoth that at night can be heard over most of the country. (Two personal notes: I grew up in Memphis, Tenn., five hours south of St. Louis, and listened to games on KMOX throughout my childhood. Also, when I covered the Alabama Crimson Tide for The Star, I would routinely listen to KMOX at night on my two-hour midnight drives back to Anniston.)

The second is about Jackie Robinson's legacy and how there is only one African American in this year's World Series. He's a reserve outfielder for Boston who has made only one appearance in the Series.

If I run across any other must-reads on the Series, I'll pass them along.

-- Phillip Tutor

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