Chris Colabello

On The Fly: You Be The Judge On ESPN's Cut Of Schilling's Bloody Sock

ESPN's plan looked good: Show "Four Days in October," about the Red Sox's comeback against the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series, on ESPN2 before the teams played on its main network on Sunday night. But the Arizona-Oregon softball game ran long on ESPN2, so something had to be cut from "Four Days in October" to fit the time slot.

Game 6, a.k.a. Curt Schilling's bloody sock game, was cut out. An ESPN statement said: "When a live event runs long, it's standard procedure to shorten a taped program that follows. In this case, we needed to edit out 1 of the film's 4 segments to account for the extra length of the softball game."...