TBS Sucks. They Showed The Steve Harvey Show, Instead Of The First Inning Of Game 6 Of The ALCS

TBS %&@$#$ @%@&%#@ #@&*&

10/18/08 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

The following image was taken by me, a few minutes ago, of what I am seeing on my TV. Please ignore the crazy times, because I'm in Hawaii, so the time zone is all messed up.



Words can not express my hatred for TBS right now.

Notice the time (2:17 Hawaiian Time). Notice when the game is supposed to start, and what channel it is supposed to be on. Notice what channel the TV is on (1551, HD TBS). Notice what is on the screen (obviously NOT Game 6).

I'm pissed. I have never hated The Steve Harvey Show more in my life than I do right now.

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[UPDATE] They went to the game, right as the 1st inning ended. We missed the HR by BJ Upton. Early word is that it was a power outage at TBS. They better make this up to us somehow.
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10/19/08   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Pat wrote:
It's cool... he's hit about 20 others in this postseason... I know what they look like.

Nice to see Varitek hit one.  With all he does on defense, I know it still kills him when he doesn't contribute on the offensive side of the game.

10/19/08   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

huskerdoug2009 wrote:
Pat I am sure if you are that upset that you missed BJ Upton's homerun, that any Rays fan or employee would be willing to send you an autographed tape of it?

It's cool... he's hit about 20 others in this postseason... I know what they look like.

10/19/08   |   huskerdoug2009   |   2790 respect

Pat I am sure if you are that upset that you missed BJ Upton's homerun, that any Rays fan or employee would be willing to send you an autographed tape of it?

10/19/08   |   Debi_L   |   11781 respect

I didn't tune into the game until the 2nd inning anyway, as I was watching race stuff, but I can relate.  Being in Canada, NASCAR racing is often "pre-empted" by something more important, like badminton or table tennis.  Of course, TSN, the self proclaimed leader in sports for Canada doesn't have anyone manning the phones on the weekend.  Needless to say, if you DO phone and want to leave a "message" the mail box is ALWAYS full (I'm not the only Canadian NASCAR fan).  I finally got smart and signed up for Trackpass. 
Oddly, I miss the days when TBS used to show racing - they were the best, in my opinion.  AND I do enjoy their broadcasts of the MLB games.

10/19/08   |   WBKsports   |   366 respect

Thanks for opening up this topic...I was wondering what in the World was going on...I thought I was losing my mind.

10/19/08   |   ThaChad   |   4 respect

Pat wrote:
I'm jealous.

I Seriously Don't Know How it Happened

10/19/08   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

ThaChad wrote:
Well here in Australia i got the full first inning right from when crisp bunted for a single which i found weird seeing as none of you guys got to see the game until when Carlos Pena, the seventh batter of the game, walked in the bottom of the first.

I'm jealous.

10/19/08   |   ThaChad   |   4 respect

Well here in Australia i got the full first inning right from when crisp bunted for a single which i found weird seeing as none of you guys got to see the game until when Carlos Pena, the seventh batter of the game, walked in the bottom of the first.

10/18/08   |   mikeyintheoc   |   55 respect

Amazing huh Pat, I mean don't you kinda go through some sort of  process before your ready to go on the air. Like "SOUND" check, "PICTURE" check. Picture?  " Hold the start of the game" Come on guys have a plan.

10/18/08   |   Lynn   |   2 respect

Here's an explination for you Pat... kinda. (If it makes you feel any better, I am stuck at work READING about the game on the AP wire... grrrr........

TBS problems keep first part of ALCS off air

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — TBS had technical difficulties that prevented it from showing the first 20 minutes of Game 6 of the American League championship series between Boston and Tampa Bay on Saturday night.

The game started at 8:08 p.m., but the broadcast didn’t begin until 8:28 p.m., when Carlos Pena, the seventh batter of the game, walked in the bottom of the first. TBS then showed a replay of a home run by B.J. Upton, the previous batter, that put the Rays ahead 1-0.

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.

When the top of the second inning began, broadcaster Chip Caray said: “We again apologize profusely for the technical difficulties we had back in Atlanta. You haven’t missed much.”

In place of the game, TBS had televised an episode of “The Steve Harvey Show.” A crawl on the screen ran repeatedly, saying: “We are experiencing technical difficulties.”

Tampa Bay, seeking its first World Series appearance, led the best-of-seven series 3-2 after wasting a 7-0, seventh-inning lead in Game 5 and losing 8-7 to the defending champion Red Sox.

At the Cask N Flagon outside Fenway Park, manager Mike Fusco said the hour — from the pregame show until the game was restored — “wasn’t real fun.”

“People were in a little uproar because they thought we didn’t put the game on. They were just screaming at us to put it on and try all the other stations — Fox, TNT,” Fusco said.

Finally, Fusco said the staff had to use a PA system to explain the technical problems to the capacity crowd of 700.

Some customers yelled for them to at least put the game on the radio, but the bar didn’t have one.
“People watched ‘Steve Harvey’ until it came on,” Fusco said.