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Baseball Crisis

11:25 AM -- Yes, the Tampa Bay Rays have defeated the Boston Red Sox in the Major League Baseball playoffs. But that wasn't the case Saturday night, when the series was still up in the air, and when the TV broadcast went off the air.

TBS, handed exclusive TV rights for the series, missed the first half hour of Saturday's game thanks to a technical glitch.

“Two circuit breakers in our Atlanta transmission operations tripped, causing the master router and its backup -- which are necessary to transmit any incoming feed outbound -- to shut down,” TBS's statement read.

It's not clear to me whether "router" refers to an IP router, but if it does, some vendor has some explaining to do. The Ethernet, IP, and optical networking folks populating the Boston area will be all ears. You don't separate Red Sox Nation from its baseball.

— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading

Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:29:14 PM
re: Baseball Crisis The good news is baseball fans across the country were treated to the madcap, comic delights of the Steve Harvey Show. It's the new "must watch" in the Larry household!
Jeff Baumgartner 12/5/2012 | 3:29:14 PM
re: Baseball Crisis It was a strange Sunday even for the NFL. Was anyone's viewing affected by the power outages at Ralph Wilson Stadium during the Bills/Chargers game? I got alot more of the Steelers/Bengals game than I really wanted. Apparently the problem was blamed on baloons becoming entangled with a transformer across the street. JB http://tiny.cc/rbpvr

Eve Bergazyn 12/5/2012 | 3:29:13 PM
re: Baseball Crisis Welcome to the world of a Cubs fan.
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