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Will They Still Have a 7th-Inning Stretch?

Hey Andy: At the start of the World Series, you complained that the games begin too late, so they end too late, and kids (and lots of adults) can’t watch because they have schools to attend and jobs to do early the next day. I couldn’t agree more. During the regular season, baseball games usually begin at about 7 pm. Why shouldn’t they do that in the post-season as well? Anyway, for tonight only, we sort of have our wish: The game isn’t starting any sooner, but it’s beginning as a tie in the bottom of the sixth. Maybe it will be over by bedtime!

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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