I have boycotted professional baseball for much of the year, for reasons that long-time readers of this journal will know. But my resistance has flagged in the closing weeks, as the pennant races have heated up. And now I want to watch today's crucial final-day-of-the-season contests. Unfortunately, though, the only thing showing on my cable television line-up is professional football. How stupid is that? I am no NFL-hater. Still, it makes me angry that the sport in which the drama is peaking must be shunted to the side for the sport that has months to go.