Major League Baseball games longer than ever

A worker puts finishing touches on the World Series logo at Dodgers Stadium diamond before Media Day yesterday. PHoto: David Crane / The Orange County Register via AP

First pitch of the best-of-seven World Series, Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, is tonight at 8:09 ET on Fox. " Late show: MLB postseason games stretch to record length," by AP's Ronald Blum:

"Don't be surprised if you doze off during one of these World Series games, wake up and discover they're not even at the seventh-inning stretch... the average nine-inning game during the regular-season took 3:05:11, up from 3:00:42 last year and 2:56 in 2015."