Fox Sports opted not to air her throwing out the first pitch during its coverage of a baseball game on Saturday.Former Jeopardy!
champ Schneider took the mound to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Pride Day at San Francisco's Oracle Park, ahead of the San Francisco Giants facing off against rivals the Los Angeles Dodgers.However, her big moment was not aired by the broadcaster, which instead showed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch making a ceremonial toss—which he did at the same venue on Thursday, ahead of the hosts' game against the Colorado Rockies.The broadcasting of Busch's pitch was used to remind viewers that the network would be airing the NASCAR race at Sonoma Raceway, which took place on Sunday."Kurt Busch threw out the first pitch," said play-by-play announcer Adam Amin during the broadcast. "Of course, we've got the NASCAR race tomorrow coming up from Sonoma.
You'll see that on the Fox networks."Given that no mention was made of the fact that Busch's pitch had occurred some 48 hours before Schneider's, a number of viewers were left outraged as they accused the broadcaster of implying that the former's took place on Saturday.As the conversation around what was largely perceived to be a snub of Schneider dominated Twitter, the Oakland resident commented: "Well, that's Fox for you."Well, that’s Fox for you https://t.co/YF3n1ACi1lGiants broadcaster Duane Kuiper made a point of clarifying who threw out Saturday's first pitch when he spoke during a baseball broadcast the following day."Want to make a correction from what I watched yesterday on the Fox broadcast," Kuiper said. "The broadcast implied that Kurt Busch threw out the first pitch yesterday, which was not true."Kurt Busch threw out the first pitch on.