The "Fall Classic" is finally here...the "World Series" begins tonight at historic Fenway Park, as the Boston Red Sox hosts the St. Louis Cardinals in game one. When I was a kid, the World Series would have been over by now, but with new playoff schedules, the series seems to start later and later in autumn. Here's what on tap for tonight.

Game time tonight is 8:07 p.m., although live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on Fox Sports. Left-hander Jon Lester will be pitching for the Red Sox, while right-hander Adam Wainwright takes to the mound for the Cardinals.

Here's a brief video preview of tonight's starting pitchers from mlb.com.