ALCS Game 1 starts with brief 'light delay,' Pedro entertains with slick dance moves
Chris Tillman's first pitch for Game 1 of the ALCS was fashionably late thanks to a few high powered lights on the TBS broadcast set.
The TBS set lights, stationed over the left-field bullpen, bled into Camden Yards like the twin suns of Tatooine and illuminated the beautiful faces of Casey Stern, Gary Sheffield and Pedro Martinez. Unfortunately, they also posed a pesky distraction for batters, so the start of the ALCS was delayed until those lights were shut off.
But don't worry -- the good fans at Camden Yards didn't go unentertained. For they had the on-the-nose (maybe too on-the-nose) soundtrack of Journey's "Lights" to listen to (Steve Perry nowhere to be found, though), and the heroic dance moves of Certified Wonderful Human Being Martinez to watch:
All in all, the delay lasted mere minutes. It was sort of the opposite of the lights delay in Super Bowl XLVII, if you recall. Then, the problem was that the lights went out in the Superdome, and it took over a half hour to get them turned on again. Here, it took less than five minutes to get things sorted out.