Game 5 of the ALDS was originally scheduled for a 7:07 p.m. start time on Monday night.
However, rain came through and postponed the game until this afternoon.
The game will now get underway at 4:07 p.m. Eastern Time.
The winner of this game moves on to play the Houston Astros in the ALCS starting tomorrow.
Even with the game now rescheduled, fans are quite infuriated over the start times set by MLB for this postseason.
On Twitter, one fan made a good point about how 4:07 might be an inconvenient time for a lot of people.
4:07 is such an inconvenient time for literally everyone
— baseball gabb (@BaseballGabb) October 18, 2022
Start Times Continue To Anger Fans
4:07 p.m. isn’t exactly the best start time for a winner-take-all postseason game at Yankee Stadium.
MLB has been very inconsistent about its start times this postseason.
To make matters worse, Game 2 of the NLCS is scheduled for tomorrow at 4:35 p.m. Eastern Time, which is 1:35 pacific time.
That could be an inconvenience for fans of the San Diego Padres.
Some of these games will be played right in the middle of the day, which not only makes it harder to market these games, but also makes it harder for fans to tune in at any point.
Since the Wild Card Series, MLB has been starting games at odd times.
Game 5 of the ALDS is clearly no different.
While yes, Game 1 of the NLCS is scheduled for tonight and MLB may not want to have two games happening at the same time, it would make sense to have Game 5 of the ALDS as the primetime showing.
Sadly, MLB does not appear to be hearing the wishes of fans for there to be more convenient start times.