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Padres game will not be televised this afternoon


The Padres / Marlins game will not be televised locally. Which gives us a chance to listen to the manly voices of Ted Leitner and Bob Scanlan.

FSSD tweeted Clayton Richard Super Fan, Luigi, that it's due to Fox's exclusivity agreement.

Now I've never heard of this so-called "exclusivity agreement" so I tried to make some sense of it by trying to do a little bit of research on Wikipedia:

Currently, local broadcasts are allowed on Saturdays if the game starts before 1:10 p.m. ET or after 7:05 p.m. ET

I'm still a little confused because time zones confuse me. Wait, there's more:

Usually there are no other games scheduled at these times, except when a team decides not to change the start-time even after Fox drops the game in favor of a better match-up, which they can and often will do on a few weeks notice, particularly after the All-Star Game.

So I'm just trying to figure out who we're supposed to blame? Fox for cancelling what might have been a nationally televised game? The Marlins for refusing to reschedule? Time Warner for not picking up FSSD? Time zones?