World Series 2019: With a dramatic last minute victory against the New York Yankees, the Houston Astros are riding a wave of momentum into the 2019 World Series. But the Washington Nationals have something to prove—and they seem determined to do it this year.
The Astros are hoping to reclaim the championship they won in 2017. The Nats want to win a World Series for the first time. Fans, of course, have their own predictions, but the oddsmakers in Las Vegas are heavily favoring Houston. They’re the biggest favorites to win since 2007, when the Red Sox swept the Colorado Rockies.
That said, the Nationals pitching has been phenomenal in the post season, with an average ERA of just 2.90. And none of the oddsmakers expected the Nats to get this far. The team entered the postseason with odds of +1500. As of midday Monday, they were at +165.
So grab your peanuts, Cracker Jacks, a hot dog and an ice cold beer and settle in. It’s shaping up to be one heck of a Series.
When and where is the 2019 World Series being played?
Game 1 (Houston): Tues., Oct. 22nd, 8:08 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 2 (Houston): Wed., Oct. 23rd, 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 3 (Washington): Fri., Oct. 25th, 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 4 (Washington): Sat., Oct. 26th, 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 5 (Washington, if necessary): Sun., Oct.27th, 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 6 (Houston, if necessary): Tues., Oct. 29th, 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 7 (Houston, if necessary): Wed., Oct. 30th, 8:08 p.m. ET on Fox
How can I watch the 2019 World Series for free—even if I don’t have cable?
The best way to watch any sort of network programming for free on a big screen is with a good HD antenna. This year, the World Series is being broadcast on Fox, meaning you’ve got a good chance of capturing the game over the air, which costs nothing beyond the equipment prices. To ensure you’re getting the most reliable signal, you’ll want to test the antenna in multiple locations in your home.
Can I stream the 2019 World Series live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
You’ve got lots of online choices if you won’t be near a TV set before the first pitch. First, if you do have a cable subscription, the game is being streamed live on the Fox Sports Go app. (You can also try logging into Fox.com or use the Fox Now app.)
If you’re a cord cutter and don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are several another methods that will let you watch the game. Here are a few suggestions.
Locast.org: This free service lets you watch local broadcast channels with no monthly fees or contracts. The hiccup is: It’s only available in certain parts of the country.
PlayStation Vue: The free trial is 5 days. Subscription packages start at $50 per month.
Hulu with Live TV: You can try the service free for a week. Once that’s up, you’ll pay $45 per month.
YouTube TV: After a seven day trial, you can expect monthly charges of $50.
Fubo TV: This sports-focused cord cutting service carries Fox in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly charges of $55.
Does Major League Baseball offer any viewing options to watch the World Series?
In a sense. MLB.TV offers every post season game, including archived broadcasts of the playoffs, so you can relive the Astros’ dramatic clenching of the pennant as often as you’d like.
There’s no free trial, but for $24.99, you can watch (or listen to) this year’s World Series games. And, as a bonus, the league is also throwing in all of the 2020 Spring Training games for free. If you’d like to subscribe to the full regular season, that will run you $115.99 (or $24.99 per month).