As 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.
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