FROM Amalie Benjamin
Cardinals and Rangers Head to the World Series The World Series lineup is finally decided. The St Louis Cardinals will face the Texas Rangers . The Cardinals have won 10 World Series, second only to the Yankees with 27. The Rangers are looking for their first baseball championship, having lost to San Francisco in their first try last year. Amalie Benjamin, sports reporter for the Boston Globe , tells us how they got there and how they shape up.
Boston All-Star Space Cadet Manny Ramirez Traded to Dodgers In seven and a half seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Manny Ramirez was an eight-time All Star. He's hit 500 homers and is guaranteed for the Hall of Fame. Ramirez showed up for spring training on this year and in great shape, but after that, things started to go down hill. Now the Red Sox have shipped him off , as glad to get rid of him as the Los Angeles Dodgers are to pick him up. Amalie Benjamin covers the Red Sox for the Boston Globe .
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.