2017 World Series Schedule: LA Dodgers v Houston Astros

Game 1
Tue, Oct 24
Dodger Stadium
8:09 p.m. Fox

Game 2 Wed, Oct 25
Dodger Stadium
8:09 p.m.Fox

Game 3 Fri, Oct 27
Minute Maid Park
8:09 p.m.Fox

Game 4 Sat, Oct 28
Minute Maid Park
8:09 p.m.Fox

Game 5* Sun, Oct 29
Minute Maid Park
8:16 p.m.Fox

Game 6* Tue, Oct 31Dodger Stadium
8:09 p.m.Fox

Game 7* Wed, Nov 1
Dodger Stadium
8:10 p.m.Fox

*if necessary

Major League Baseball in November is a disgraceful shame.

The Fall Classic, as the World Series is sometimes referenced, is supposed to be finished before the Halloween candy is collected and consumed and well before the Thanksgiving turkey is purchased.

As it is now, the football season will be halfway ccomoleted, basketball season will be well underway, and the hockey season will be on its way into the record books.

All because big time money has caused a convolution in professional sports that was at one time unthinkable and quite nearly impossible.

The calendar is no longer a concern or a factor in determining the time of year.

Sadly neither are the schedules of the pro athletic contests which have become little more than controlled spectacles of mayhen and violence.

Gladiators in the Collesium of Rome had a role to play in the maintenance of peace and tranquility in Roman society and cukture. They performed a public service as distraction and entertainment.  A non intrusive form of crowd and mob control.

It worked then and it is working now...:

If there's a game 7 of the World Series, all of the leaves will be gone from the trees and many of us will have begun the ritual of bracing for the winter and the holidays as the home plate umpire hollers, 

PLAY BALL!

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Comment by Ron Powell on October 22, 2017 at 5:52am

The last time the Dodgers were in the World Series was 1988.

The ghost of Jackie Robinson will be afoot when the Dodgers take the field.. Somewhere in the mix of the commentary and baseball banter, his name will be mentioned more than a few times and every black person in the country over the age of 60 root for will stop and pause with a silent inner grin and root  for the Dodgers to win this one for Jackie:

Comment by Steel Breeze on October 22, 2017 at 5:52am

bring back the saturday doubleheaders....a favor to all kids and a shorter season...

Comment by Ron Powell on October 22, 2017 at 5:56am

Amen Steel, Amen!

Comment by Arthur James on October 22, 2017 at 6:00am

`

Don't Steel Home Steel Breeze.

No call Home plate 4th base.

I was on the Dodgers when I

played in Little League. I still

have dreams of baseball. I

can remember my Father

giving me a catcher's cup.

I played Short stop, 3rd 

base and was behind

Home Catcher. I still

have resentment that

someone stole my

Catcher's Mitt. I could

understand stealing

the jock strap with a

protective cup. gads.

People steal your

underpants these

days and delete

comments. O,

well... Bad karma...

`

Comment by Arthur James on October 22, 2017 at 6:04am

`

Babe Ruth was traded and how many

years did it take to get back into the

World Series? No run around second

base, trip after a Home run as Ya's

round the bases slowly and your

high  school sweetheart watches.

`

Comment by Ron Powell on October 22, 2017 at 6:10am

Well said AJ...

Comment by Arthur James on October 22, 2017 at 6:17am

`
I AM IN A REMINESCENT
MOOD. IF YOU TRIP 
OVER SECOND BASE NO
BREAK A THUMB. DO
WEAR A CUP SO YOU NO
CRACK YOUR NUTS.HUH?`
OFFLINE...
I FEEL LIKE PLAYING
CATCH NOW. I TOSS
BALLS ON ROOF & CATCH
BALL AS IT ROLLS...I
USE TO PRACTICE
CATCHIN GROUNDERS BY
THROWING A BLACK
(ELECTRCIAN TAPED)
HARD BALL AT STONE
CHIMNEY. I PLAEYED
BY MYSELF... NOT
WITH MESELF GADS

Comment by Ron Powell on October 22, 2017 at 6:18am

Wouldn't it have been grand to see just one more match-up between the Dodgers and the Yankees?

A World Series featuring the Brooklyn Bums and the Bronx Bombers is almost too much Holywood ending for old timers to bear..

Yet we were one game away from a great moment of baseball lore and nostalgia.

Maybe next year....

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 22, 2017 at 6:26am

OK Ron I'll accept that you either don't know or don't care to know how baseball and the MLB system works in this country...

That's your prerogative...

And I respect that...

Having said that, despite your protestations to the contrary, the MLB process and system is what it is until someone comes along and changes it...

Reforms are long overdue...

Your suggestions and insights should be put forward in much more prolific and influential environments and platforms than OS...

Frankly, I look forward to seeing your bylines in just such publications and policy statements....

Comment by Arthur James on October 22, 2017 at 6:29am

`
MAYBEE AMY CAN
PLAY CATCH WITH

GREEN HERON OFF
LINE? IT SAFER.
`

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