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FOX Suffered Significant Technical Difficulties During the World Series, Play Was Halted


Fox’s broadcast cut out upon returning from commercial in the bottom of the fourth inning with the New York Mets and Kansas City Royals tied at 1-1.  Play on the field was temporarily suspended while the problem, which was explained as a power loss in the broadcast truck, was sorted out.

Viewers in the United States were switched over to the MLB International feed when play resumed.

Attempts to send things back to Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds and Tom Verducci proved problematic.

Eventually the trio took over the international booth, supplanting Matt Vasgersian and John Smoltz.