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soxrme
07-30-2003, 07:10 AM
Is it just me or does the director or producer (or whoever is in charge) of FSN need to learn when an inning starts? Or try not to fit in another replay when a new batter is up. They are forever coming back after the first pitch and last night missed Crede's home run. This is really annoying to me, the game is what is important!

hsnterprize
07-30-2003, 07:57 AM
The director is not at fault in this case. When commercial advertisers pay for air time, they expect their stuff to be played. This happens in radio, too. It's annoying, but maybe the advertisedrs can cut their sports down during Sox games in tune with the faster time between innings.

WhiteSox = Life
07-30-2003, 08:37 AM
It happens quite frequently on any channel that shows sports games.

The network cuts to commercial and the advertisers expect their spot to be run in full. Sometimes, the next inning or the next play run, or a drive to the basket, or whatever sport is being shown, is cut off by a few seconds, in part because of the commercial break running a bit longer than they thought or the game resuming before they have time to cut back.

Of course, that leads to a play being missed, and then a replay having to be shown, then missing some more action.

The underlying cause of all this can be expressed in three simple characters following this colon:

$$$