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Royals fans blast ESPN as ‘technical difficulties’ keep early part of Omaha game off network

Royals’ Nicky Lopez on his first career MLB home run

Kansas City Royals rookie Nicky Lopez hit his first career MLB home run in his former college stadium in Omaha.
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Kansas City Royals rookie Nicky Lopez hit his first career MLB home run in his former college stadium in Omaha.

Consider this a twist on an old philosophical question: If the Royals played the first Major League Baseball game in Nebraska and no one saw it, did it actually happen?

Like the tree in the forest making a sound, the answer is yes. But fans in Kansas City missed out on most of the first hour of the game because of technical issues on ESPN.

Apparently there was a problem with the power, ESPN’s Karl Ravech tweeted.

That means no one outside of those at the game in Omaha saw the Royals rookie Nicky Lopez hit his first major-league home run.

People were not happy with ESPN and let the network know about it on social media.

That included Royals head groundskeeper Trevor Vance:

Fox Sport Kansas City’s Joel Goldberg noted that fans missed Matthew Boyd’s balk that allowed Royals catcher Martin Maldonado to score, and a fan wasn’t pleased:

Other Royals fans sounded off as well. Here is a sample of what was said:



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