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In this week's episode of Slate's sports podcast Hang Up and Listen, Stefan Fatsis, Josh Levin, and Mike Pesca discuss the start of the baseball playoffs and the Tampa Bay Rays' attendance woes, the Europeans' victory at the Ryder Cup, the replay of Australian Rules Football's grand final, and a proposal to lower the rim in women's basketball.
Here are links to some of the articles and other items mentioned on the show:
Major League Baseball's postseason schedule.
Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria complained that fans don't come watch the team.
Yahoo's Jeff Passan says, "Floridians, by and large, don't like baseball."
Europe won the Ryder Cup 14.5 points to 13.5.
American golfer Jeff Overton says, "Boom, baby!"
Golf Digest's Ryder Cup uniform slideshow.
Golf will be in the 2016 Olympics.
Ryder Cup "captainess" Lisa Pavin on the cover of Avid Golfer.
Collingwood routed St. Kilda in the replay of Australian Rules Football's grand final.
The Collingwood Magpies' theme song.
The St. Kilda Saints' theme song.
FIBA is considering lowering the rim in international women's basketball competition.
The Liberty Basketball Association experimented with shorter rims (and unitards) in 1991.
Josh's Slate piece on how to fix the WNBA.
Hang Up and Listen's weekly unitards:
Mike's unitard: Alyn Beals, old-time San Francisco 49ers legend.
Stefan's unitard: sports teams and pink uniforms. (Examples include Stade Francais, Palermo, and the Southern California Sun.)
Josh's unitard: the wooden spoon, the award for last-place teams.
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