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3:08 PM, Oct 22, 2008 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
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The World Series starts tonight. Ken Levine's take is extremely enjoyable. He laments the fact that baseball games seem to be growing longer and longer, while network executives schedule them later and later:

"This year's All-Star Game was a thriller. The American League won in a five hour, 15 innings affair. The dramatic ending was seen in the east by eight 7-11 clerks (five. Three were robbed and tied up in the back)."

And:

"Baseball is a sport that is passed down from generation to generation. It needs to attract kids to ensure its future. Name me one kid who fell in love with the grand old game by watching Jeannie Zelasko's pre-game show with in-studio analysts Kevin Kennedy and Mark Grace. Children have bedtimes and they're usually not 1:37 AM."

Levine is always worth checking out.