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World Series TV schedule keeps Mets in prime time for every postseason game this year

Fireworks go off during the National Anthem prior

Fireworks go off during the National Anthem prior game one of the 2015 MLB National League Championship Series at Citi Field between the Chicago Cubs and the New York Mets on October 17, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. Credit: Getty Images / Michael Heiman

The World Series will feature up to six games at 8:07 p.m. Eastern time and one -- Game 5 on an NFL Sunday -- at 8:15 p.m., Major League Baseball announced Friday.

That means the Mets will go through the entire postseason without starting a single game before 8 p.m. ET, which is believed to be a first in the history of baseball for a team that reached the World Series.

The fact that there were no day games has been a source of frustration for some parents of young children, not to mention adults with early work shifts.

MLB usually staggers series in the first two rounds so that at least one of every team's games starts in the afternoon.

But the ratings draw of the Mets-Dodgers and Mets-Cubs series was such that baseball placed them all in prime time, shifting most of the American League playoffs to earlier in the day.

According to the SABR media committee, the only other time teams that played in the World Series did not have any day games was 1995, when the Indians played four games at 7 p.m. and the Braves three at 7 -- two of which were against each other in the World Series.

That was under the ill-fated Baseball Network system that regionalized playoff games and included overlapping action. It was gone by 1996.


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