Can’t say as though I’m a big fan of how FOX handled the end of the Red Sox/Yankees game tonight.
With the Yankees down to their last batter, and with two strikes, the picture suddenly switched over to the start of the NASCAR event out in Arizona. After about 30 seconds of the race, the announcers said that the end of the baseball game could be found on sister channel FX.
FOX then went to a commercial.
By the time I fumbled over to FX, the game was over and the players were walking off the field.
I understand FOX has a commitment with NASCAR to show the race, and that fans of that sport understandably want to see the event right from the beginning. However, it would’ve be nice to a) have gotten a warning that the feed was about to switch and b) if FOX hadn’t gone to a commercial almost immediately upon switching to race coverage.
Adding to the confusion is the fact that this is a extremely busy sports night for the Boston viewers. All at once, you’ve got the Red Sox playing the Yankees, the Bruins in a playoff game with Montreal, the Celtics with a playoff preview in a game with the Atlanta Hawks, Boston College playing in the NCAA championship game, and even the New England Revolution playing on TV38. If you happened to be checking something else out and came back to FOX, you might’ve been lost.