Astros-Phillies, Eagles-Texans both will play Thursday after World Series pushed back by rain

World Series - Houston Astros v Philadelphia Phillies - Game Three
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Fans in Houston and Philadelphia will need multiple televisions Thursday night.

Game 3 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies was postponed by rain Monday night. So, Major League Baseball announced that the three World Series games in Philadelphia will be played Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The series is tied 1-1.

Thursday originally was scheduled as a travel day for the baseball teams.

The Eagles are scheduled to play the Texans in Houston on Thursday night when the Phillies are playing Game 5 against the Astros in Philadelphia.

The World Series, which is on Fox, actually might have better ratings than the NFL game, which is on Amazon Prime and could be an early blowout. The Eagles are 7-0 and the Texans 1-5-1.

According to Elias, this will mark the seventh time a World Series and NFL game take place on the same day, involving the same two metro areas. The last time was Oct. 23, 2011, when the St. Louis Rams played the Dallas Cowboys on the same day the St. Louis Cardinals played the Texas Rangers.

6 responses to “Astros-Phillies, Eagles-Texans both will play Thursday after World Series pushed back by rain

  1. This fan of the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and the soon to be World Champion Philadelphia Phillies plans to enjoy the evening with two big screens going at the same time.
    MLB could have thrown a bone by starting the game at 5;00 PM, but I suspect their friends at Fox nixed that idea.
    That is all.

  2. The World Series vs an Amazon Streaming Broadcast… too bad the Texans aren’t a bit better, either way, the ratings from this night will be very telling. This might be MLB’s last and best chance to ever beat the NFL head to head.

  3. The Houston Astros have a better chance of winning a football game over the Philadelphia Eagles….

  4. Philly fan here – def putting the Phillies on the big screen and moving the basement tv up for the eagles broadcast. Normally you’d have to pay me to me to watch a Texans game. They don’t even had Deandre Hopkins or JJ Watt anymore

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