Saturday, October 01, 2005

Another Reason To Utterly Despise Fox

Another reason why being a consumer advocate is a passionate but fruitless endeavor. Sox/Yanks were blacked out in the D.C. area today -- and why? Because Fox Sports preferred the D.C. Nat'ls game against the Phillies be bumped up from their 7:05 start time. So what, right?

Wrong!
Because Channel 5 is committed to showing the Washington Nationals' game against the Philadelphia Phillies at 4 p.m. . . . it cannot also show the earlier Yankees-Red Sox game, which could help decide the champion of the American League East division.
Do you know there are more Sox fans and more Yankees fans respectively in this town than there are Nationals fans? If it's any consolation, area bars weren't privy to the change in listings until organized fans showed up only to be disappointed they would be made to watch Maryland against Virginia, or, better yet, Stargate re-runs and infomercials. And how many people will in turn show up at 4 o'clock to catch their precious but oh-so eliminated Nats? Do shut-ins travel?

Fantasizing now about how the French had it right, with respect to the bourgeoisie (or in my case, television & cable Suits, and members of Congress who take money from media corporations while allowing cable monopolies to flourish), during the Bastille.

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