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Game Times for ALDS Released

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I have to wake up at what time?!
I have to wake up at what time?!
Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The news that everyone in Blue Jay Land was (im)patiently waiting for has finally been announced. The game times for the first few days of the 2015 postseason have finally been released. As expected, Toronto will get the afternoon slots on both Thursday and Friday regardless of what the outcome of the Wild Card game is.

On Thursday, the Blue Jays will have a first pitch of 3:37 if Houston is facing Kansas City or a first pitch of 4:07 if it is the Yankees who win tomorrow's contest. On Friday the lineup is fully set already, with the Blue Jays getting the predicted early start at 12:45pm. As Toronto was the only home team actually in the Eastern Time Zone, it was only logical that they would be the team with the very early start time. Hopefully Blue Jays fans have banked enough days off work to survive the next few weeks of matinee start times. Lastly, Game 3 from Texas will begin at 8:00pm on Sunday as the series with the Royals will get a 4:07pm first pitch.

Here's an easy-to-follow graphic from the MLB:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">For Game #1 of ALDS (Thursday), we will play at 4:07pm if <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Yankees?src=hash">#Yankees</a> win or 3:37pm if <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Astros?src=hash">#Astros</a> win the Wild Card Game.</p>&mdash; Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlueJays/status/651124058940026880">October 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Game #2 of the ALDS will be played at 12:45pm at <a href="https://twitter.com/Rogers_Centre">@Rogers_Centre</a> on Friday, October 9 vs <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rangers?src=hash">#Rangers</a></p>&mdash; Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) <a href="https://twitter.com/BlueJays/status/651124258685325312">October 5, 2015</a></blockquote>

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For people with tickets that were hoping to go to the game Friday after finishing work, the starting times are unfortunate. Although with such an early start on Friday maybe they can just go in after the game! Let us know your thoughts on the news below...