World Series sets midweek opener for second straight year

Updated: September 17, 2008, 1:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The World Series will start on Wednesday, Oct. 22 -- the second straight year the series will begin midweek, rather than on a Saturday.

The first two games will be in the home park of the American League champions, by virtue of the AL's 4-3 extra-inning win in the All-Star Game in July. The middle three will be in the National League champions' home park.

The playoffs will begin with three games on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The schedule includes four days built in for weather delays. If the ...

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