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  • World Series viewers in DC miss Game 2 fireworks due to emergency test

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew3 hrs ago

    Just as World Series Game 2 got interesting on Wednesday night, Comcast customers who double as baseball fans in and around Washington D.C. were left in the dark about what was going on at Kauffman Stadium. The Kansas City Royals had already struck for three run in what would prove to be the difference-making sixth inning in their 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, but the biggest blow and first real incidence of drama was yet to come.

    All those fans knew was that Omar Infante was about to step in against Giants rookie reliever Hunter Strickland, and the Royals were on the brink of breaking the game wide open with one swing.

    Then this happened.

    The most dramatic point this far in the World Series and DC cable goes to an emergency alert test pattern.

    This is only a test of the emergency broadcast alert system. It's just a really poorly timed one.

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