The score was 1-1 in the middle of the 4th inning during Game One of the World Series.
Depending on the team that has your allegiance, momentum is climbing and the crowd is regaling. America’s pastime is back in full form with two teams—the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals—that haven’t been to the Fall Classic in 29 and 30 years, respectively.
Granted, the MLB championship doesn’t merit the viewership that a sundry game in the middle of the NFL season, but still… this is the World friggin’ Series. And during that game, the dreaded technical difficulties banner suddenly appeared on every television set in the country.
When the feed abruptly blanked out, Fox switched back to the studios, which reported the network had lost power to its broadcast truck at Kauffman Stadium. Not good. And then, Google chimed in. Yes, that Google.
We’re so sorry about the outage in KC. We know it couldn’t have happened at a worse time, and we’re working as quickly as we can to fix it.
— Google Fiber (@googlefiber) October 28, 2015
At least you admitted your fumble at the plate. That was preceded by Fox Sports taking the baton:
We apologize for technical difficulties with our #WorldSeries broadcast. We are working on fixing the issue ASAP
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 28, 2015
It was a seven-minute delay, and it took another 13 minutes to resume official game play because the ability for replays was not fixed (not that anyone was counting). The epic game ended up lasting 14 innings… maybe blackouts should happen more often.