--Cal Ripken's Final Game
FX 7 PM You think the Masters is a tough ticket? If you don't
have your box seats already, the cost of attending tonight's Red
Sox-Orioles game will run you a cool $2,500 per ducat. (The
gougers might as well bump the tab to $2,632, in honor of Cal's
consecutive-games streak.) FX promises to cover the pre- and
postgame festivities from Camden Yards, which could alienate
viewers tuning in to see M*A*S*H reruns.
October 7, 2001
--Packers at Buccaneers
FOX 4 PM Our advice to Tampa Bay: Just throw Jacquez Green the
damn ball. While he lacks the Q rating of his more famous
teammate Keyshawn Johnson, Green led the Bucs with eight catches
in a 10-6 opening-week win over the Cowboys. Last week he had
three receptions as Tampa Bay fell to Minnesota 20-16.
Coincidence? Green Bay has a budding Green of its own in Ahman,
the NFC's leading rusher (312 yards).
--Broken Trust: Coaches & Sexual Abuse
ESPN 7 PM This installment of Outside the Lines isn't an easy
hour to watch, but it's one you should not miss, especially if
you have a child in youth sports. Included is a particularly
disturbing interview with three former coaches--now serving time
at the Arrowhead Correctional Center in Canon City, Colo.--who
claim that dozens of their victims have yet to come forward.
Most poignant are the segments on the abused who courageously
tell their stories, like onetime NHL player Sheldon Kennedy and
25-year-old Chad Becnel, who throughout his teens was molested
by a Louisiana coach.
ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
TUESDAY 10/9-FRIDAY 10/12
--Major League Baseball Division Series
FOX AND FOX FAMILY (CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS) When Ichiro Suzuki
(above) last appeared in the postseason, he was wearing an Orix
Blue Wave jersey and leading his team to victory over the
Yomiuri Giants in the 1996 Japan Series. If the Mariners'
rightfielder and certain American League Rookie of the Year is
going to make it to the U.S. version of the Fall Classic,
regular-season wonder Seattle must first get past the
power-laden Indians. Lurking are the dynastic Yankees, who can
throw battle-hardened Roger Clemens, Orlando Hernandez (if
healthy), Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte against the A's.
Sorting out the National League is like trying to figure out
Anne Heche's next career move. Warning: Watch out for rookie
slugger Albert Pujols and the Cardinals.
ESPN's replacing its puffy interview program, Up Close, with the
supposedly edgier Unscripted seems an attempt to match the
success of Fox's often heated Last Word with Jim Rome. But will
Unscripted host Chris Connelly, a former MTV anchor with scant
experience as a sports reporter, have the knowledge to ask
sports figures tough questions?... Lost in the hype surrounding
Deion Sanders's promising NFL Today debut on CBS Sunday was
Armen Keteyian's solid segment on the Redskins, which showed
that the axing of quarterback Jeff George hadn't harmonized the