Home

Like Shoot to Thrill - An AC/DC Tribute on Facebook!

An authentic tribute of AC/DC that covers the best of the Bon Scott era and the best of Brian Johnson's material

Who's Online?

We have 942 guests online

Atom RSS

FOX Cuts Off Yanks/Sox Game and Switch to NASCAR PDF Print E-mail
User Rating: / 0
PoorBest 
Television
Written by Maury Brown   
Sunday, 13 April 2008 14:57

FoxAs Yogi Berra (and Lenny Kravitz) said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

With a rain delay for Saturday’s Yankees v. Red Sox game on FOX, the network tried to squeeze in all of the game, plus keep their contractual obligation with NASCAR to show all of the race in Phoenix. They nearly pulled it off. As reported by The AP:

A long rain delay during Saturday's Yankees-Red Sox matchup on Fox created the possibility that the game would overlap with the NASCAR race from Phoenix. Fox gambled that it could squeeze in both events -- and came up two pitches short.

The final out was televised on another channel, but not all fans realized that.

"For any frustration on fans' behalf, we apologize," Fox spokesman Dan Bell said Sunday.

As mentioned, FOX almost got all the game in, until Robinson Cano fouled off several pitches with 2 outs and 2 strikes in the in the top of the ninth. FOX switched to the race at 8:53. The final two pitches were shown on FX.

"It wasn't the smoothest transition, but our intentions were to try to finish on the network," Bell said.

Don't forget to leave your comments 


OTHER NEWS ACROSS THE BUSINESS OF SPORTS NETWORK


Maury Brown

Maury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is contributor to Baseball Prospectus, and is available as a freelance writer.

Brown's full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

 
 
Banner

Poll

Should MLB Force Jeffery Loria to Sell the Marlins?