Before the regular season even begins, MLB releases their “important dates” ranging from the start of Spring Training to the beginning of the World Series. However, the official schedule hadn’t been published until Friday, and we’ve got the full scoop for you. Here’s a look:
Game 1: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 24, 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 4: Sunday, Oct. 27, 8:15 p.m. ET
Game 5*: Monday, Oct. 28, 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 6*: Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8:07 p.m. ET
Game 7*: Thursday, Oct. 31, 8:07 p.m. ET
* – if necessary
In addition, the broadcast pairing (Joe Buck and Tim McCarver) has been confirmed by FOX, and we can all look forward to a riveting week-plus of coverage.
Nothing in the schedule is much of a surprise, as the American League has home-field advantage, and the built-in travel days between Games 2/3 and 5/6 are the only off days during the 7-game slate. Normally, FOX does an admirable job, but the Buck and McCarver duo has come under fire from the blogosphere in recent years. Buck is considered (by some) as “too boring” and McCarver is generally unexciting.
Alas, it’s the best time of the year for baseball, and we can now plan our calendars around each and every game of the Fall Classic.