The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are ready for battle as the 2016 World Series has finally arrived.
After 161 games each in the regular season and two rounds of playoffs, the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians are ready to battle it out to see which team can end their championship drought.
It’s been 108 years since the Cubs have won the World Series and 71 years since they’ve even been to the Fall Classic, easily the longest drought in baseball. The Indians have had problems of their own, however, not winning a World Series title in 68 years, which is the second-longest dry spell in MLB. So the race to four is on.
The Cleveland Indians enter Tuesday night’s Game 1 fully rested, not having played since last Wednesday after crushing the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series four games to one. However, the Tribe, who went 94-67 in the regular season, has to hope that rust isn’t a factor and will rely on ace Cory Kluber, who has a microscopic 0.98 ERA in 18 1/3 postseason innings, to keep Chicago’s offense at bay early as they get back into the swing of things.
The Cubs will counter with Cy Young candidate and NLCS co-MVP Jon Lester for their first World Series game since 1945. Lester, who has a couple of World Series wins to his credit during his time in Boston, has also been brilliant in the postseason, lasting at least six innings of each of his three postseason starts this year and boasts a 2.50 ERA in 119 career playoff innings.
This should be an amazing series to watch and here are all of the ways you can catch all of the action.
TV Schedule (all times Eastern)
- Game 1: Tuesday, October 25-Cubs at Indians-8:08 p.m.-FOX
- Game 2: Wednesday, October 26-Cubs at Indians-8:08 p.m.-FOX
- Game 3: Friday, October 28-Indians at Cubs-8:08 p.m.-FOX
- Game 4: Saturday, October 29-Indians at Cubs-8:08 p.m.-FOX
- Game 5*: Sunday, October 30-Indians at Cubs-8:15 p.m.-FOX
- Game 6*: Tuesday, November 1-Cubs at Indians-8:08 p.m.-FOX
- Game 7*: Wednesday, November 2-Cubs at Indians-8:08 p.m.-FOX
How to watch online
If you’re looking to watch the 2016 World Series online, the easiest way to do so would be to go to the FOX Sports GO website or app if you’re looking for mobile viewing, but keep in mind that access requires a valid login through a cable provider.
If you’re looking for a legal streaming option to catch the 2016 World Series, Sling TV is likely your safest bet. If you’re unfamiliar with Sling, it’s a live streaming app with multiple packages to fit your needs. Sling’s Blue package, which carries the FOX’s World Series stream, is $25 per month and there’s no contract to sign and the best part is that you can sign up for a seven-day free trial if you’re a new user, meaning that you’d be able to catch all but one game of the World Series. Just be sure that FOX is offered in the package in your particular TV market.
Another option is Playstation Vue, which is very similar to Sling TV as a month-to-month subscription service with no contract to sign and while it was originally only available on a few select devices, it can now be accessed on Fire TV and Roku devices along with the Playstation 3 and 4 consoles. They also offer a free trial period and one of the channels provided in their introductory package is FOX.
Enjoy the 2016 World Series.