Mets-Marlins to start at 6:25, minimizing blackout issue
Sources close to Dave Lennon tell me the start of Saturday's Mets-Marlins game has been moved from 6:10 to 6:25 p.m., meaning only the first 40 minutes will be blacked out to protect Fox's exclusive broadcast window.
MLB says it will look into avoiding such situations in the future.
I'm no expert on the legalese when it comes to the intricacies of schedule making, but here is a wording I would suggest that just might take care of this:
Yo, teams of Major League Baseball: No scheduling games that start between 4 and 7 on a Saturday! Thank you.