Major League Baseball and Fox will announce today a real TV throwback: World Series action starting before 8 p.m. ET.
That hasn't happened, in a regularly scheduled weeknight Series game, in at least 34 years.
The long-overdue idea will start this fall on Fox as its weeknight World Series games — as well as its American League Championship Series games — will have first pitches at 7:57. Last year, on average, World Series games' first pitches came at 8:28. In recent years, some have come as late as 8:38.