In case you missed it, DirecTV issued a statement yesterday afternoon, apologizing for the technical issues that plagued Red Sox and A’s fans, many of whom were unable to watch yesterday morning’s opener in Japan.
“For customers who watch ESPN2 in SD the channel came back on later, after the game was over. We deeply apologize, particularly to Red Sox fans, for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Particularly Red Sox fans? John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury News took some issue to this: “Man. I know the A’s are playing second fiddle on this trip, but being disappointed at 3 a.m. is way worse than being disappointed at 6 a.m., no?”
DirecTV got back to Ryan and iterated, “That apology obviously goes for A’s fans as well.” Well, obviously. It was evident the way they apologized “particularly to Red Sox fans,” that they “obviously” meant the A’s fans as well. Good PR week for those guys.