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World Series Game 1 briefly delayed after Fox power outage

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Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre talks to New York Mets manager Terry Collins and Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost during a television technical interruption during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre talks to New York Mets manager Terry Collins and Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost during a television technical interruption during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KPTV/AP) -

The World Series opener was delayed for about 7 minutes with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning when Fox's video feed failed, causing both teams to lose access to their replay rooms.

Umpires spoke with managers of both teams and also put on headsets, presumably to speak with Major League Baseball's replay center in New York. When play resumed, the U.S. telecast switched to the international feed.

The U.S. broadcast returned at the start of the bottom of the fifth inning, after Curtis Granderson put the Mets ahead 2-1 with a homer off Edinson Volquez with one out in the top half.

Expanded video review began in 2014. Teams have video rooms at ballparks and have employees who monitor the various feeds and stay in touch with their dugouts, giving managers information used to decide whether to challenge umpires' calls.

In a statement, Fox explained why its feed failed: 

"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."

While the delay was no fun for viewers, it did not stop Twitter users from finding something to joke about.   

The broadcast was not the only one having technical issues. Google Fiber, which provides Internet and cable TV services, reportedly went down for many in Kansas City just as the World Series started.

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