Game seven of the World Series will be played at 8:05 p.m. Eastern Time Friday night. With the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers tied at 3-3, game seven will determine the 2011 series winner. The game will be shown on Fox.
Matt Harrison is scheduled to start for the Rangers. Harrison has had a productive post-season, but lost to St. Louis in game three. He will face off against the Cardinals' Chris Carpenter, who has already pitched two games in the series, and is 1-0 in the Fall Classic.
On Thursday night, game six became what some ESPN commentators have called one of the best World Series game of all time. With just one out away from their first title ever, the Rangers blew a two-run lead, allowing the Cardinals to come back and win in the 11th inning. If game six is any indication of what the quality of game seven is going to be, baseball fans will not be disappointed.
International viewers, or people (like reporters) who sometimes get stuck in the office late into night and can't watch the game at home or at a bar, can turn to a number of online options.
The best, and most expensive, way is to buy MLB.TV's Postseason package at $19.99. This gives international viewers access to every game, the ability to pause and rewind live action, and access to already played games. Customers in the U.S. and Canada get additional game audio.
For a single game, $20 is steep. On the other hand, $20 is probably less than you'd pay for 9+ innings of beer and food at a bar.
American Cowboy magazine is apparently offering a free live stream of Game 5 of the World Series, but don't fall for the trick. They are actually only sharing a link to a service called Satellite Direct, which needs to be downloaded and really isn't actually free.
First Row Sports takes user submitted streams of live games and broadcasts them online. There is no guarantee of the quality of the games, but there will be more than one streaming option.
Similar Web site Channel Surfing was just shut down by Homeland Security.
Most cable providers also have their own phone and tablet apps, if that's a possibility for you. While the picture is (usually) in high definition, they have a reputation for broadcasting a choppy picture. Still, that's better than no picture.
If are a sucker for audio but don't have a radio handy, tune in to ESPN radio, where the games will be audiocast for no cost. Android, iOS, and BlackBerry users can get the ESPN radio app for $3.00, and listen to commentary.. anywhere in the world!
MLB.com's At Bat is another mobile option. Without any streaming video, the application gives instant pitch-by-pitch updates, as well as video highlights. ESPN's iScore application is a similar option, at a $10 price tag.