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World Series heads to Wednesday

Move to midweek hoping to draw more fans

Major League Baseball, in an attempt to pump life into the ratings for World Series games, will start the 2007 Series on a Wednesday instead of a Saturday.

“Starting the World Series in the middle of the week, when television viewership is historically higher, will provide more fans with the opportunity to watch the games,” said Bob DuPuy, president and chief operating officer of MLB.

The Fox Network owns exclusive TV rights to the World Series through 2013.

Under the old World Series schedule, if the Fall Classic went to six games, the first and the sixth would take place on Saturday night.

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