Game 1 of World Series delayed due to technical difficulties with FOX broadcast

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Game 1 of the World Series was delayed for a couple of minutes in the bottom of the fourth inning after the FOX broadcast of the game went dark.

That sort of thing wouldn’t cause a delay in years past, but the umpires stationed at MLB headquarters need access to FOX cameras to perform replay reviews. Both teams also use the FOX cameras for their own internal replay systems.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal says the Royals and Mets have agreed to go without replay for now.

MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre was spotted on the field talking to the umps and both managers, presumably to sort out the issue of replay. Mets starter Matt Harvey was standing idle on the mound while all this was going on.

The international feed — with Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz on the call — is currently running on FOX instead.


UPDATE, 9:40 p.m. ET: Major League Baseball says replay access is back up for both teams. FOX lost power to its broadcast truck, but that has now been sorted out too.