You'll have a little more time to prepare to watch Game 6 of the World Series.
That game, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29, at the American League city, will start 15 minutes later after it was announced a bit earlier today that Sen. Barack Obama has purchased a half-hour of air time that CBS, NBC and Fox will pick up. Obama's prime-time "special" will run from 8 to 8:30 that night, with the game now scheduled to begin around 8:35.
Several media outlets are reporting that this decision will cost the Obama campaign close to $3 million to air the program on at least three networks. These reports noted that ABC has not immediately returned a message asking whether it too has now agreed to a buy, a move which would create an unprecedented roadblock of the nation's biggest commercial networks.
Game time Fox had originally been scheduled to start airing the baseball game at 8:20 p.m. The series will open next Wednesday in the American League city, either Tampa or Boston. Game 2 will remain there the next night before the series switches to Philly on Saturday night, Oct. 25. The series will continue in Philly on Oct. 26 and Oct. 27.