Derek Jeter will not have to live up to one of his nicknames this year. It is official. There will be no Major League Baseball in November. Weather permitting, the seventh game of the 107th World Series, if necessary, will be played on Oct. 27th, 2011.
Thanks to the National League win at the All-Star Game last month in Phoenix, the World Series is scheduled to start on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the home ballpark of this year’s NL Champs.
The MLB wanted to ensure that the Series was over by October this year, which is why this season started with six games back on Thursday, March 31st. The final regular season games will be played on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. If there is a need for any season tiebreakers, they will be played on September 29th.
ESPN Radio will be providing live national coverage throughout the postseason.
TBS has the exclusive telecast rights to all Divisional Series. Coverage will start with the NL on Oct 1st and the AL on Oct 2nd. By the way, clear your schedule for Saturday the 2nd because there will be four consecutive playoff games played back to back. We could be in for 12 straight hours of baseball.
FOX will televise the ALCS beginning Oct. 8th. TBS will carry the NLCS beginning Oct. 9th.
The World Series games will be broadcast on FOX.