The first game of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets was briefly interrupted on Tuesday when Fox's broadcast went down during the bottom of the fourth inning.
After several minutes of waiting...
And more waiting...
... the feed picked up again after Fox switched to Major League Baseball's international feed. The teams agreed to resume playing after a seven-minute delay. Hooray!
Fox later called the hiccup a "rare electronics failure" that blew out both main and backup generators inside their broadcast truck:
Before the start of the bottom of the fourth inning of tonight’s World Series Game 1, a rare electronics failure caused both the primary and backup generators inside the FOX Sports production compound to lose power. The issue was immediately addressed, although it resulted in the audience missing one at-bat during the time needed to switch to carriage of Major League Baseball’s international feed, powered by a different generator on site. The on-field delay was due to replay capability being lost in both team’s clubhouses. We apologize for the interruption in tonight’s coverage and are working to ensure that the remainder of the World Series is broadcast without incident.
Coincidentally around 7 p.m., Kansas City viewers were hit with TV and Internet outages due to technical difficulties with Google Fiber -- right before the game began.
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