UPDATE, 11:24 p.m. EDT Oct. 27: After the Fox broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series resumed, the television network issued the following statement:
"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 teams' clubhouses. We apologize for the interrruption in tonight's coverage and are working to ensure that the remainder of the World Series is broadcast without incident."
Fox's broadcast of Game 1 of the World Series, between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals, was interrupted a couple times Tuesday night after the network temporarily lost power, the New York Times reported. The network quickly switched to an international broadcast of the game with different broadcasters.
As the network scrambled, the game was brought to a halt, leaving fans at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, and viewers watching from home confused. Many fans took to Twitter to sound off on the technical glitch.
Live look at Fox's production truck in Kansas City. pic.twitter.com/ArfJtrs6Dn
— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) October 28, 2015
Fox executives. pic.twitter.com/zz4fUf2Rg0
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) October 28, 2015
I picked the right time to walk the dog. Thank you, Fox.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 28, 2015
Live shot of Fox Sports broadcast box. pic.twitter.com/sX0bMAS5jn
— ROYAL TWAT (@HeyJennyConway) October 28, 2015
Fox has their broadcast team back on the air now. What a nightmare- this sort of thing keeps hotel bars in business. #WorldSeries
— Matt Winer (@matt_winer) October 28, 2015
A-Rod tripped over the power cord to knock out the FOX World Series feed
— Anthony Rieber (@therealarieber) October 28, 2015
Has Fox tried clearing their cache? #WorldSeries
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) October 28, 2015
End of the World Series. #fox
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 28, 2015
The young Fox Sports intern that tripped over the cable in the van apologizes
— Emily Atkin (@emorwee) October 28, 2015
fox sports just driving around tryna find some password-less NETGEAR
— Rembert Browne (@rembert) October 28, 2015
Fox lost power to its broadcast truck in Kansas City. If and when I find out more, I'll let you know.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) October 28, 2015
You had one job Fox Sports pic.twitter.com/9VTPMTcY99
— Kent (@RealKentMurphy) October 28, 2015
Ok, we're back to Fox with the Fox announcers. Great job with the tweets and memes, everyone! Top notch!
— Dan Berman (@DHBerman) October 28, 2015