The Best In Sports In The Next 7 Days

Thursday, May 1
Pro baseball, Chattanooga at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): Maybe the M-Braves can turn things around in the friendly confines of the TeePee.

Friday, May 2
College baseball, Mississippi College vs. McMurry in ASC Tournament (7 p.m., Abilene, Texas): The Choctaws play their first game in the championship round of the league tournament. … Pro baseball, Chattanooga at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): Attention comic book fans. Spider-Man and Iron Man will be in the house. And there's a game scheduled, too. … Chicago Cubs at St. Louis (7:05 p.m., WGN): The Cubs and Cardinals meet in this season's first installment of MLB's greatest rivalry.

Saturday, May 3
College baseball, Jackson State at Alcorn State (1 p.m., Lorman): Things are always heated when the Tigers and Braves meet. The fact that they're top two teams in the SWAC East only adds fuel to the fire.

Sunday, May 4
Pro baseball, Chattanooga at Mississippi (1:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves wrap up their homestand with the Lookouts. … Chicago Cubs at St. Louis (7 p.m., ESPN/930 AM): The Cubs and Cardinals conclude their epic weekend throwdown. It's about time that ESPN made its way to the River City.

Monday, May 5
Pro baseball, Mississippi at West Tenn (7:05 p.m., Jackson, Tenn., 1590 AM): Hey, the M-Braves are playing in Jackson for the first time this season. Oh, wait …

Tuesday, May 6
College football, Mississippi State spring game (7:30 p.m., CSS): In case you missed it the first time, here's a chance to see the Bulldogs scrimmage. I don't want to spoil it for you, but State wins the game.

Wednesday, May 7
Movie, "The Pride of the Yankees" (1:15 p.m., TCM): Yes, this biopic about baseball legend Lou Gehrig does have its corny spots. But Gary Cooper is still the man, and that ending even gets to hardcases like the Doctor.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, the luckiest sports writer on the face of the earth.


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