October 26, 2011

The Sked: World Series Forecast

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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>World Series Game 6 is scheduled to start at 8 pm ET tonight on FOX in St Louis, but the weather might be an issue.  The National Weather Service is predicting an 80% chance of rain tonight there with winds gusting to 22 mph and a low of 44F.  It all depends how heavy the rain is tonight, but MLB — at FOX’s urging, for certain — will most likely make every effort to play.

If Game 6 needs to be played Thursday, the forecast calls for a clear night with a low around 39F.  Worst case for FOX would be a Game 7 played on Friday night, severely limiting the ratings potential because fewer viewers outside of St Louis and Dallas would stay home to watch.

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Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."