Game 1 of the World Series was delayed in the middle of the fourth inning when the Fox broadcast was lost.
With the score tied 1-1 in the middle of the fourth inning, the Fox broadcast came back from commercial, briefly showed a view of the stadium, and then switched to a screen that simply said the network was having “technical difficulties.”
The feed then switched to Fox studios, which reported the network had lost power to its broadcast truck at Kauffman Stadium.
The trio killed several minutes discussing the first 3.5 innings.
After approximately four minutes, the feed then went back to Kauffman Stadium where apparently the game had been stopped to wait for the television feed to kick back on.
The regular Fox broadcast was still not working. Instead, the feed switched to the international broadcast and their broadcasters.
Cameras showed Major League Baseball executive Joe Torre talking with the umpires and both managers.
During the hoopla, Google issued an apology for an “outage” on Twitter.
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
The good news for fans at home was that they didn’t miss any action. Meanwhile, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey was left to stew on the mound as he waited for the television broadcast to get fixed. Even after Fox switched to the international feed, it took several more minutes before the game resumed.