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Oops! Fox Loses Power During Broadcast of World Series Game 1

Playing Oops! Fox Loses Power During Broadcast of World Series Game 1

The World Series game opener between the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals was marred by unprecedented drama thanks to a blackout in the fourth inning that lasted for an excruciating four minutes.

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FOX lost power to their generators that were helping transmit the game. Technicians frantically worked to get the signal up and running again.

The game itself also came to a halt because the signal loss meant neither team had instant replay.

Upset fans took to social media to mock the outage.

Once the problem was fixed, the game entered the history books as the longest World Series opener ever.

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The game lasted for a whopping five hours and 19 minutes in a 14 inning heart-stopper which resulted in the Royals winning 5 to 4.

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