I am not naive, and I know all the reasons behind defaulting to prime time games, but couldn’t FOX and MLB throw schoolkids at least one frigging bone during the World Series? Saturday’s game 1 is scheduled for 8pm, but why couldn’t they play it at 4pm EST, with a Sunday night game 2? It’s not like 1 game out of a possible 7 during the day would cripple their ratings, and I am sure all those network actuaries have ways of re-balancing their ad rates to deal with one game out of prime time. It’s just another way that MLB shows their disregard for the young fan, and reveals their shortsightedness with respect to marketing the sport. One of my earliest baseball memories was going to a Sox/Reds afternoon WS game in Boston in ’75, but that possibility is now a pipe dream for any young kid, thanks to the greedy executives and TV-driven minds of both FOX and MLB. Shame.