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The Week in TV Sports
Richard Deitsch
October 08, 2001
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October 08, 2001

The Week In Tv Sports

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SATURDAY 10/6
? 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.

SUNDAY 10/7
? 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).

FRIDAY 10/12
?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 Ca�on 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.

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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.

ALL TIMES EASTERN. SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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