THURSDAY, JUNE 19
Pro basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Boston in NBA Finals (8 p.m., Ch. 16): If the Celtics don't take care of business Tuesday, this game will decide who rules the NBA. (Editor's note: The Celtics took care of business ion Tuesday in a big way,)
FRIDAY, JUNE 20
MBEL basketball, tripleheader (6:15 p.m., Wesley College, Florence): The Mississippi Basketball Exposure League is a summer league of current and former collegians and pros who are playing three nights a week at Wesley College.
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
PDL soccer, New Orleans at Mississippi (5 p.m., Mississippi College, Clinton): Our local heroes, Brilla, look for a way out of the division cellar.
Major league baseball, Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs (noon, WGN): The Windy City rivals meet in an interleague series that is usually worth watching.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
Movie, "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" (9:45 a.m., TCM): Baseball's unofficial anthem celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. This 1949 flick stars Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly as a pair of baseball players whose team is inherited by Esther Williams. Songs ensue.
MONDAY, JUNE 23
Major league baseball, Milwaukee at Atlanta (6 p.m., FSN/620 AM): Former M-Braves and some other guys face the rabbit food-nibbling Brewers.
College baseball, College World Series, championship series (teams TBD, 6 p.m., ESPN2): Here's hoping Georgia and LSU meet in Game 1 of the best-of-three series.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): The M-Braves open their first home series of the second half. Hey, it's "Two For Tuesday" for hotdogs, soft drinks and popcorn. Spend your stimulus check wisely.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
Southern League baseball, Birmingham at Mississippi (7:05 p.m., Pearl, 1590 AM): It's Kids Night at Trustmark Park. Take 'em if you got 'em.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, the bartender's best friend.