Next Tuesday, specifically. Basically, it puts live radio on the Internet. It means that for the first time, regardless of whether you live in Montlake or Madrid, you can follow a pennant or at least wild-card race as it develops.
Many like Dick Ebersol of NBC Sports opposed the idea, because they thought that fans would dislike seeing them on the screen, and would change the channel from blowout games.
Similarly-styled score boxes have become common during sporting events on many other networks. In , Fox discontinued the box in favor of a graphic header at the top of the screen, although Fox commentators have continued to refer to the newer graphic header as the FoxBox.
The top header scoreboard was replaced with an updated one and a rectangular box in the top-left for hockey, football and baseball, and a score banner on the bottom for basketball. For the season, the Fox network's MLB telecasts began using the same graphics package.
For MLB and NFL broadcasts, the box has been moved into the far left corner, appearing to be outside of the typical safe placement but the picture is letterboxed for displays.
They later expanded them for college football similar to the NFL broadcasts but with their team abbreviations above their scores rather than team logos , NBA, NHL, and college basketball broadcasts using a round score banner on the bottom of the screen. Use outside the US[ edit ].