Saturday update: Game appears headed to FOX
The Tigers are making progress towards getting its Saturday afternoon game at Oakland on television somewhere, according to a source. But instead of working around the FOX blackout rules, it now appears the game would end up on FOX itself, at least in Michigan and Toledo.
The Detroit Free Press first reported the shift, saying the game will be on FOX 2 in Detroit beginning at 4 p.m. ET. While progress is being made, talks are still ongoing with FOX and MLB. Some details need to be addressed before anything is finalized.
Another challenge that needs to be worked out is finding a production crew. Though Fox Sports Detroit has some crew members on the trip, that doesn’t include such behind-the-scenes cogs as cameramen and some folks in the truck. On a college football Saturday, that can be tough to round up. They should be able to do it, but it’ll take some work.