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World Series games to start at 8 pm!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by mustangj17, May 18, 2009.

  1. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    MLB, Fox turn back World Series clock with earlier start times

    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/columnist/hiestand-tv/2009-05-18-mlb-fox-world-series-earlier-games_N.htm


    About time.
     
  2. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    A slight improvement. Maybe I'll actually be in bed before midnight. Maybe.
     
  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Games will still finish too late for East Coast deadlines thanx to douchebag newspaper-business-side executives who post deadlines so early that we can't even get all the high school football games in.
     
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Wait. Newspapers cover high school games? When did that start happening? [crossthread]
     
  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Awesome!
     
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Game start or broadcast start? I'll believe it when it happens.
     
  7. CitizenTino

    CitizenTino Active Member

    Broadcasts to start at 7:30, games to begin no later than 7:57 (except on Sundays, because of NFL conflicts).

    I like the fact that they are at least considering Saturday afternoon World Series games. Won't happen this year, probably won't happen period, but it's at least encouraging that they're looking into it.

    There's never been a World Series day game played in my lifetime. That seems slightly ridiculous.
     
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Where ya been? Its been happening for maybe the last 20 years!
     
  9. Jesus Christ how old are you!?
    They played day games in 1987 (Game 6) and 1984 (Game 5 and possibly Game 4).

    Man I am getting old.
     
  10. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    8 p.m. start? How about an afternoon game or 6 p.m. start?

    Way to be bold, FOX. ::)
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Somebody posted on an earlier thread that night games, back when night games were new, actually started at night, not sundown or twilight or dusk. Like 9:30 p.m. local time.

    Thus, Vander Meer's second no-no (first night game at Ebbets) was relegated to the next day's AMs, although the PMs (of which there were many more than today) got it.
     
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I'm having a hard time digesting that regularly scheduled games (not makeup games/DH's ect) started at 9:30 p.m.

    8:00 p.m.? Definitely.

    9:30 p.m.? Any link?
     
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