Friday night’s Red Sox-Yankees reminded people why they get impatient with baseball. With a game that went 19 innings and lasted six hours and 49 minutes, it went long enough for two games and then some.
New York’s WPIX was airing its first Yankees game since 1998, so you’d think it would be ready for almost anything, but apparently it wasn’t prepared for it to go past 17 innings because when the 18th rolled around, the station didn’t have any more commercials, public service announcements or promos to run. So it ran nothing, just a shot of the Yankee Stadium field.
The Yankees game is so long that PIX11 ran out of commercials to play… pic.twitter.com/PVbT9wN4iJ
— Jake Asman (@JakeAsman) April 11, 2015
Maybe it’s something that other TV stations and regional sports networks could try when games go long.