The World Series: A part of us all

It shows up in some unexpected places across the landscape of American culture.

Updated: October 23, 2012, 10:31 AM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

You think the modern World Series TV schedule causes you grief because the games either start too early (West Coast fans) or end too late (East Coast fans)? It wasn't any better in the old days, when the games were played in the afternoon, as Ken Kesey made clear in his acclaimed 1962 novel about life in a mental hospital, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

In the novel, soulless Nurse Ratched refuses to change the ward's TV time to accommodate the patients who want to watch the ...

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