NASCAR trumps end of Sox-Yanks

Bob Nelson
Sat Apr 12 21:27:13 EDT 2008

After a two hour rain delay, Jonathan Papelbon comes on to shut down the Yankees. There are two outs in
the top of the ninth, Sox up by one--and suddenly the picture on Fox switches to NASCAR auto racing.

The announcer informs viewers after a minute or two that the end of the Red Sox-Yankees game is
on "our sister network, FX". Viewers fumble for their remotes (apparently Fox didn't consider a
split screen?) and try to figure out where the heck FX is. Those without cable realize they
are missing the end of an exciting game and where the heck is that radio (assuming they live
within range of a Red Sox or Yankees radio network station)

Forget that football game--we now proudly present "Heidi":

("But millions of American football fans were unable to see Oakland's comeback.")

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