Fans confused when Fox shifts from Red Sox/Yanks finish to NASCAR

Updated: April 13, 2008, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- With the Boston Red Sox one strike from victory over their hated rival, some unsuspecting TV viewers were in for a jolt: The broadcast switched to auto racing.

A long rain delay during Saturday's Yankees-Red Sox matchup on Fox created the possibility that the game would overlap with the NASCAR race from Phoenix. Fox gambled that it could squeeze in both events -- and came up two pitches short.

The final out was televised on another channel, but not all fans realized that.

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