Fox pays tribue to Bobby Murcer . . . in 11th inning!
Here is my Wednesday newspaper column on Fox's coverage of the All-Star Game. Let's just say a few additional things occurred in the hours after my 10:45 p.m. deadline!
But much like in 1970, when I battled sleep to watch Pete Rose run over Ray Fosse, I made it to the finish line . . . long enough to see Fox finally get around to paying tribute to the late Bobby Murcer in the bottom of the 11th inning, then again as the final image after the post-game show.
Better late than never, I suppose.
If I'd known how Jonathan Papelbon would be treated by the Bronx faithful, I'd have mentioned in the newspaper column his crack during the red carpet parade earlier in the day, in which he told Fox he felt like he should be riding in the Popemobile to protect himself from hostile fans.
Here is an interesting Boston Herald story about Papelbon and his friends in the New York media.
Anyway, it was an interesting, wacky TV experience, and Fox mostly handled it well.
I'm currently on hold for a Bob Papa conference call. See ya later for the live chat.