TBS Misses the Beginning of ALCS Game 6

For those looking to watch playoff baseball, no luck.

As I write this, TBS is experiencing "technical difficulties," rendering them unable to broadcast the beginning of ALCS Game 6 between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. The problems started a little before 8:00 pm EST, when a bloopers show hosted by Dick Clark interrupted the network's pregame show. The problems continued through at least 8:20 PM, when The Steve Harvey Show came on.

Despite the lack of television coverage, the game is continuing as normal. Coco Crisp led of the game with a bunt single, but got picked off first. Dustin Pedroia then popped out to third, and David Ortiz struck out to end the top of the first.

Possibly the strangest part was for the first 20 or so minutes of the delay, when the only indication TBS gave that they were having issues was a scrolling display across that bottom that came by twice and said, "We are experiencing technical difficulties. Please stand by for coverage of Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays." Viewers who missed the scroll were left in the dark as to what was going on.

Update: The delay continued until 8:28 PM EST, when the TBS feed returned. They missed the entire top of the first, as well as three hitters in the bottom half, including a B.J. Upton solo homer.

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