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pierzynski07
05-03-2008, 10:43 PM
In the top of the fourth of today's CHC/STL game, with Mike Fontenot at bat, after the first pitch, the FOX sports bar displayed "HOME RUN CUBS" and added three runs to the Cubs total. The graphics and totals were quickly fixed. However, on the next pitch, Fontenot indeed hit a home run.

Yet another reason to hate FOX. :angry:

SoxGirl4Life
05-03-2008, 10:52 PM
In the top of the fourth of today's CHC/STL game, with Mike Fontenot at bat, after the first pitch, the FOX sports bar displayed "HOME RUN CUBS" and added three runs to the Cubs total. The graphics and totals were quickly fixed. However, on the next pitch, Fontenot indeed hit a home run.

Yet another reason to hate FOX. :angry:


I saw that too. When it first flashed, I thought .. eek.. that's a horrible gaffe, but alas.. the next pitch, boom. I chalked it up to having to do with the delay. :dunno:

DickAllen72
05-04-2008, 12:19 AM
MLBaseball is as fixed as professional wrestling. :cool:

EndemicSox
05-04-2008, 02:15 AM
Probably a 20 second or so delay used by Fox....production crew may not be on the same delay...who knows...

soltrain21
05-04-2008, 03:41 AM
Probably a 20 second or so delay used by Fox....production crew may not be on the same delay...who knows...


Production crew wouldn't be on any sort of delay - they are getting a direct clean feed into the truck.


Chalk it up to a weird coincidence, me thinks.

cws05champ
05-04-2008, 10:54 AM
The production crew has likely scenarios qued up for the game in case it happens. someone just hit the button early...that's all.

Dan Mega
05-04-2008, 11:08 AM
Why were you watching the Cubs?

MrRoboto83
05-04-2008, 11:42 AM
Why were you watching the Cubs?


I was watching the Cardinals yesterday.

Boondock Saint
05-04-2008, 05:44 PM
I was watching the Cardinals yesterday.

Nice save.

eastchicagosoxfan
05-04-2008, 06:12 PM
I "saw" that yesterday, and chalked it up to over consumption. No one else caught it, so I figured I was just liquored up. And for the record, I was bartending, and one TV of three had the ballgame on. The other two had horse racing. It was only Sox fans in the bar too.

itsnotrequired
05-04-2008, 06:48 PM
fenway could answer this question.