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The World Series opener was delayed for about seven minutes with one out in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday 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.
Fox tweeted an apology during the game for the delay, seen below.
We apologize for technical difficulties with our #WorldSeries broadcast. We are working on fixing the issue ASAP
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