And just as Hernandez began saying, “I’m not sure I’ve ever seen—” the field lit up.

I’m sure he has seen [a stadium go dark] before. Remember the Super Bowl blackout of 2013? That suspended play for 34 minutes! It also had some players floating conspiracies about a reason behind the blackout. “You’re a zillion-dollar company, and your lights go out?” Ray Lewis asked after that game. “No. No way.”

A 34-minute suspension probably would’ve been all too long for Hernandez, and anyone else for that matter. With 162 games to play, everyone from the hot dog vendor to umpires are always keen to keep things movin’ right along.


Fortunately, whatever issue went on with the lights was resolved shortly. So the good folks at SNY continued their jobs and finished doing what they do best, calling another Mets loss.