Most of East Coast Misses Another Epic World Series Finish
If you live on the East Coast there's a good chance you missed another crazy ending to a World Series game that ran well into the overnight hours. From Maine to New York to Florida and all points in between, Sunday's Game 5 of the World Series didn't end until almost 2:00 a.m. But if you stayed up to watch it, boy, you got one hell of a game (and then probably called in 'sick' Monday morning).
In a game where no three-run lead was safe, the Astros and Dodgers battled back and forth, trading leads and trumping each other's momentum and Series shifting home runs. Game 5 included 7 homers and two bullpens who couldn't protect a lead with an army.
We'll let this video fill you in on the all of Game 5's dramatic details, but at the end of the day the Astros went on to win 13-12 in 10 innings sending the Series back to L.A. on Tuesday with Houston holding a 3-2 series advantage.
I think it's time MLB gave serious consideration to starting games on a work-nights about an hour or two earlier. I understand that World Series games should be played in primetime and the games are usually scheduled to begin 8 p.m. eastern and 5 p.m pacific. But what MLB should also consider is that the games biggest moments and dramatic finishes should be unfolding in primetime, not morning drive.
Sunday's Game 5 took more than five hours to play, and it was an incredible game! But, even in epic championship clashes, the fact that some of these games run well past the bedtimes of or a huge chunk of the baseball audience has to spark a discussion about moving up the game time start so the East Coast can be there to witness great moments in sports - like the ones so many of us slept through in Game 5.