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Wait, this isn't the Red Sox-Rays game at all! TBS experiencing technical difficulties

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Uhh...what's going on TBS? Isn't there supposed to be some sort of baseball game on right now? This sure doesn't look like the previous five games of the Rays-Red Sox series.

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Our friends at the AP explain the outage:

"TBS had experienced router failure in Atlanta, which caused transmission problems, Rays spokesman Dave Haller said.

TBS spokesman Jeff Pomeroy didn't immediately return a telephone call from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Major League Baseball spokesman Rich Levin said MLB was unaware there was a problem until the broadcast failed to come on the air. No consideration was given to delaying the start of the game because the starting pitchers already had warmed up, Levin said.

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I was confused. I thought for a second I was watching the Obama infomercial, but it turned out to be Steve Harvey.
Kyle replies: Outstanding. SO weird.

Yeah, this was ridiculous. No one will freak out as long as you play a 10 year old commercial clip show. They would have been much better off with a blue screen or test pattern OR "we F-ed up" in big freaking letters. Something to let people know there is a problem and they are working on it. No one gives a damn and will not be amused by comedy shows when the 6th game of the ALCS is suppose to be on.

I am furious. What, you can't square this away before game time?!? I guess they ran a scroll like twice stating tech difficulties. I didn't see it, so I had no idea what was going on. When there is a rain delay, most networks run a scroll almost constantly, and that is for games not nearly as important as this. I went to MLB.com and bought the live feed, and moments later the game came on tbs. Grrr.

I turned it on to see "Bloopers" and announcements of new shows (which look terrible) but no announcements of technical difficulties. If they had scrolled a "technical difficulties" message it would have kept my blood pressure down. I wonder how many TV sets in sports bars got smashed by flying beer bottles? One more reason why I think TBO stinks.

I turned it on to see "Bloopers" and announcements of new shows (which look terrible) but no announcements of technical difficulties. If they had scrolled a "technical difficulties" message it would have kept my blood pressure down. I wonder how many TV sets in sports bars got smashed by flying beer bottles? One more reason why I think TBO stinks.

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