Fox Vetoes World Series Day Game

Prefers prime time start
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2008 12:00 PM CDT
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig listens to a question at a press conference at Notre Dame in this Feb. 12, 2008 file photo in South Bend, Ind.   (AP Photo/Joe Raymond, File)
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(Newser) – With all the late starts and later finishes plaguing the World Series, many are pining for an old-fashioned day game—including Bud Selig. The commish says he’d love to schedule an afternoon contest, if only Fox would let him. But the network insists on starting in prime time, when it can fetch more eyeballs and ad dollars. “We pay the money for the rights to televise baseball,” said Fox Sports’ president. “Nobody is giving us a rebate to change that scenario.”