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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:17 pm

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-worldseries-obama&prov=ap&type=lgns

NEW YORK (AP)—Major League Baseball has agreed to push back the start time of a potential World Series Game 6 by eight minutes to allow Democrat Barack Obama to purchase a half-hour of air time on the Fox network.

Baseball spokesman Pat Courtney said Thursday that the game time would now be set for 8:35 p.m.

The Obama presidential campaign said Oct. 9 that it had bought the 8-8:30 p.m slot on CBS and NBC.

“Fox will accommodate Senator Obama’s desire to communicate with voters in this long-form format,” network spokesman Lou D’Ermilio said in a statement. “We are pleased that Major League Baseball has agreed to delay the first pitch of World Series Game 6 for a few minutes in order for Fox to carry his program on Oct. 29. If requested, the network would be willing to make similar time available to Senator McCain’s campaign.”

The World Series has not gone to a sixth game since 2003.

The decision was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

Don't care who the candidate is, I'm not a big fan of this. World Series games start late enough as it is without having a candidate buy time that delays the start of a game (granted it's only 8 minutes total that it's being delayed). No wonder fans have lost interest in what was once America's Pasttime.

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Post  LTRT on Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:49 pm

Cincy Fan 44 wrote:No wonder fans have lost interest in what was once America's Pasttime.

Oh, you're talking about the World Series, my bad... Twisted Evil
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Post  Cincy Fan 44 on Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:53 pm

LTRT wrote:
Cincy Fan 44 wrote:No wonder fans have lost interest in what was once America's Pasttime.

Oh, you're talking about the World Series, my bad... Twisted Evil
Right on, I'm not talking Neckcar either, er NASCAR... Razz

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