Here’s about as bad a nightmare gets for a sports broadcaster: You have rights to the World Series, the World Series is in the middle of its first game and you lose power

Yet that’s exactly what happened to Fox on Tuesday night during Game 1 of the World Series with the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets tied 1-1

In the bottom of the fourth inning, viewers were greeted with a black screen, then a title card announcing “technical difficulties.” That was followed by an extremely awkward cut to the studio as play was halted until baseball’s TV overlords sorted out their mess. The feed died for about 15 minutes, and Twitter reacted about as reasonably as you’d expect Read more…

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Fox had one job: Broadcast World Series Game 1 without blackouts