Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Obama Delay

Contrary to what you're hearing, Obama's infomercial tonight has not delayed the resumption of Game 5. It has just knocked the pregame show aside. At least that's what a FOX executive is saying:
"Our first pitch for the world series is usually around 8:30 anyway – so we didn’t push back the game, it was really just about suspending the pre-game -- you know, Joe Buck. That’s all we did. By no means did they push to get us to accommodate them with Game Six. We’re just missing the pregame, which isn’t a big deal for us. It was a business decision."
No big deal? You mean that they've been inflicting Jeanie Zelasko, Mark Grace, and Kevin Kennedy on us gratuitously?


Levi Stahl said...

If Obama can destroy the Fox pregame show, he can do anything! Suddenly my fretting about Tuesday's election seems unnecessary.

Sara K said...

No pregame show? Heck, no matter what happens next Tuesday, tonight we win! However - Can you imagine the self-righteous furor if Obama's speech eclipses so much as the "Oh say" of the national anthem?

mooseinohio said...

Anyone that get Kevin Kennedy off the air has my vote - now if he can only do something to get Tim McGarver off the air.

Diesel said...

Dude, seriously ... we might have an angle here: From what I understand, the Obama campaign paid a cool milly for the airtime. That means, simply, that it costs $1 million to compel Fox to ditch its pre-game show. Here's my plan:

1) We start collecting donations. There should be enough hardcore baseball fans out there to scare up a million. Economy, schmonomy.

2) We buy the airtime before Game 7 (if necessary).

3) We show a half-hour of Vin Scully and Harry Kalas talking about whatever the fuck they want.

This can work, men. This can work.

mahnu.uterna said...

Diesel - throw in Mike Shannon, and I'll pop a 20 in the mail first thing tomorrow!