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Technical Glitch Briefly Halts Fox Broadcast of World Series Opener

Update, 12:30 A.M.: Fox Sports had this statement on the outage:

“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.”

Original Post: The World Series is a matchup of the two best teams in Major League Baseball. Usually it is a very high rated telecast. Because it makes for compelling television. So far Fox has not done a very good job at the broadcasting part.

In the bottom of the fourth, the national feed of the Fox coverage went dark. The game was briefly delayed because the network was unable to provide the teams with replay capability and Fox switched to an international feed.