WS games to start 40 minutes earlier

Updated: May 18, 2009, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- For those dozing off by the fifth inning come October, help is on the way.

Following record-low ratings for last year's World Series between Philadelphia and Tampa Bay, Major League Baseball and Fox are moving up the start times this year.

Weeknight games in the World Series and AL Championship Series will begin at 7:57 p.m. EDT, more than a half-hour before last year's first-pitch times, Fox said Monday.

The moves figures to give children a chance to watch more on ...

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