The 2011 World Series will be the 107th edition of Major League Baseball's championship series. The best-of-seven playoff will be played between the champions of the National League and the American League, and is tentatively set to begin on Wednesday, October 27. Unless the series is a sweep and there are no weather delays, the series will go into November for the second year in a row, but just the third time ever. The latest possible ending of the series scheduled for November 4, barring weather delays.
The National Football League, which had not played a Sunday night game opposite the World Series in recent years, has scheduled a game (Pittsburgh Steelers at New Orleans Saints) on October 31, opposite Game 4 of the series (barring weather delays).
The National League Champion will have home field advantage in the World Series for the first time since 2001, as they won the All-Star Game 3-1 on July 13. The games will be televised in the USA on Fox. For the second year in a row, save for Game Four, all the games will start earlier than in recent years, as MLB hopes to allow younger fans to watch. This season, in order to extend that wish, the third game of the series is scheduled to start at 6:57 PM EDT