Seriously, I've been down this road before with other things MLB has done. This time it is the scheduled times for the ALCS. Specifically Games 2 and 6, which both have a 4:13 p.m. ET start.. Even more specifically Game 2, which is scheduled for Monday, October 19.
Game 2 is being played out in Anaheim, which means Angels fans have a 1:13 p.m. PT start. So..if you're at work, school, in your commute...you're screwed.
Game 2 of the NLCS is no better. That's this Friday, the 16th, at 4:07 p.m. ET. Obviously, the early start times are because of both league championship series occuring on the same day (TBS has the "fisted" coverage of the NLCS, while those "stalwarts" at Fox have the ALCS).
Why not schedule them even one hour later on the east coast. 5:00 for the early game and then move the later game back a half hour to 8:30.
Here are the complete schedules:
|Series begins Friday|
|Gm 1||LAA @ NYY||Fri||Oct. 16||7:57 pm||FOX|
|Gm 2||LAA @ NYY||Sat||Oct. 17||7:57 pm||FOX|
|Gm 3||NYY @ LAA||Mon||Oct. 19||4:13 pm||FOX|
|Gm 4||NYY @ LAA||Tue||Oct. 20||7:57 pm||FOX|
|Gm 5*||NYY @ LAA||Thu||Oct. 22||7:57 pm||FOX|
|Gm 6*||LAA @ NYY||Sat||Oct. 24||4:13 pm||FOX|
|Gm 7*||LAA @ NYY||Sun||Oct. 25||8:20 pm||FOX|
|Series begins Thursday|
|Gm 1||PHI @ LAD||Thu||Oct. 15||8:07 pm||TBS|
|Gm 2||PHI @ LAD||Fri||Oct. 16||4:07 pm||TBS|
|Gm 3||LAD @ PHI||Sun||Oct. 18||8:07 pm||TBS|
|Gm 4||LAD @ PHI||Mon||Oct. 19||8:07 pm||TBS|
|Gm 5*||LAD @ PHI||Wed||Oct. 21||8:07 pm||TBS|
|Gm 6*||PHI @ LAD||Fri||Oct. 23||8:07 pm||TBS|
|Gm 7*||PHI @ LAD||Sat||Oct. 24||8:07 pm||TBS|