On October 4, 2002 — Commissioner Bud Selig apologizes to St. Louis fans for the late playoff start time for the Cardinal and Diamondback Game 1 NLDS game, and promises it will not happen again. The 10 p.m. CDT start was due to many of the playoff teams coming from the west and baseball’s desire not to have two games occurring at the same time.

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