(breitbart) – Fox Sports is denying that it intentionally overshadowed transgender Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider’s ceremonial pitch at the Giants vs. Dodgers game after facing questions as to why it did not make the cut on television.
Schneider, a biological man who was crowned the “highest-earning female contestant in the game show’s nearly 57-year run” late last year, threw the ceremonial pitch at Oracle Park on Saturday, coinciding with the team’s “Pride Day.” However, Schneider’s pitch did not make the cut, as Fox Sports aired NASCAR driver Kurt Busch’s pitch, which he made two days prior.
“Well, that’s Fox for you,” Schneider remarked:
However, Fox Sports is attempting to cast away rumors that it deliberately tried to overshadow Schneider’s pitch.
“On Saturday, as part of a promotional package for the weekend’s NASCAR race in northern California, we aired a taped first pitch of famed NASCAR driver Kurt Busch,” a Fox Sports spokesman said in a statement to SFGATE.
“This promotion was in no way meant to overshadow the ceremonial first pitch for the game as it is not routine for us to air,” the spokesman added.