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UPDATE: ALCS Game 3 resumes after a 17 minute power outage delay

Oct 15, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

Comerica Lights

UPDATE: Play resumed at about 4:59 PM Eastern. The delay was officially 17 minutes. It isn’t expected to affect either pitcher adversely.

4: 50 PM: It’s 0-0 in bottom of the second inning at Comercia Park for Game 3 of the ALCS, but there is a delay in the action: there was a power surge and the lights have gone off.  They are apparently turning them back on and off again or whatever you need to do to reboot the system. It was presumed there would be a 15-minute delay or so until play could be resumed.

It’s obviously still daylight out, but it’s a gray day in Detroit and the game started with the lights all on, so apparently they want to make sure the game is played under uniform conditions.  Starters John Lackey and Justin Verlander will be given as much time as they require to warm up once play resumes.

A greater implication, however: the weather. Rain is in the forecast for sometime after 7pm this evening in Detroit, so officials clearly would like to get the game in before it starts to get wet out.

  1. sarcasticks - Oct 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Every day is gray in Detroit.

  2. jbriggs81 - Oct 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    Pay your electric bills deadbeats!

    • pinerider22 - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      When this happened, I turned to my partner and predicted that some jerk would comment about not paying the bill. To my surprise, there are 77 jerks.

  3. detectivejimmymcnulty - Oct 15, 2013 at 4:55 PM

    After the game the losing teams starting pitcher will blame it on Bud Selig. Suggs style.

  4. racksie - Oct 15, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    15 minutes? Or about the time of a David Ortiz at bat. Guy goes for a 30 second walk after every pitch. Yeah I timed it. Now you know why Red Sox games are routinely 4 hours. These guys stroll around after every pitch. And Verlander is the fastest pitcher in the game. Cripes! Get in the box, man!

    • jcmeyer10 - Oct 15, 2013 at 5:35 PM

      This is make up game in the middle of July time for a game.

  5. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Oct 15, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Excellent! I was supposed to miss the first hour and a half because of travel (although thankfully in this playoffs that likely only meant an inning or two). Still, this is welcome mishap.

  6. KR - Oct 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    If only there were some kind of giant light source hanging in the sky that could be used to illumine baseball games.

    • Curtis - Oct 15, 2013 at 6:48 PM

      It was closed down by the administration for contributing to global warming.

  7. chiadam - Oct 15, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    The ALCS is on at 3 in the afternoon on a Tuesday. And why not? It’s not like it’s the ALCS.

  8. hoopsvader - Oct 15, 2013 at 5:07 PM

    I blame this on Kwame

  9. yankeepunk3000 - Oct 15, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    17 minute delay almost got to me. So I watched a little porn masturbated cleaned myself off and now back to baseball. My two favorite past times! Maybe that’s advice for the pitchers to.keep warm eh! eh!

  10. wurdpressusernamelimitssuck - Oct 15, 2013 at 5:47 PM

    h m username limits SUCK!
    Government shutdown is no longer creeping. It’s kudzu on steroids!

  11. slickdemetrius - Oct 15, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Ray Lewis proclaims this as a diss against the Ravens…Err the Tigers.

  12. 12strikes - Oct 15, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    and……Terrell Suggs proclaims that Roger Goodell wants the Tigers to win.

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