2017 World Series: MLB announces new start times for Dodgers vs. Astros

The 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will resume Friday night. When they do, the series will have a new setting -- Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas -- and a new start time.

That's because Major League Baseball announced Thursday that start times had been adjusted to 8:20 p.m. ET for the remainder of the series:

Presumably, this is MLB's way of catering to the Dodgers and Astros fan bases -- after all, games will now begin at 5:20 p.m. in L.A. and 7:20 p.m. in Houston.

It's a little annoying for fans on the East Cost -- particularly those who would like to be in bed by 12-12:30 -- but you can see why MLB made this decision, even if you don't necessarily agree with it.

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R.J. Anderson joined CBS Sports in 2016. He previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus, where he contributed to five of the New York Times bestselling annuals. His work has also appeared in Newsweek and... Full Bio

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