Manny Ramirez just hit his most dramatic home run as a Dodger, a first-pitch grand slam coming off the bench in a tie game on Manny bobble-head night — and TV blew it. On Time Warner Cable on the Westside, at least, the picture froze while Manny was preparing to pinch hit and the Reds were warming up a new pitcher. The TV stuttered a bit, then went to commercial. When Prime Ticket came back on, Manny was in the dugout being mobbed by teammates. He ended up taking two curtain calls. "The noise was absolutely deafening," Vin Scully just said, recalling the moment. Loudest crowd in 20 years, he adds — an allusion to the Kirk Gibson World Series home run.
Update: Commenters on Facebook and in email say the Prime Ticket picture came through fine on Direct TV, Charter and on cable in the South Bay. So looks like Time Warner Cable, L.A. city's official TV monopoly, chokes again. (TWC in the Valley also went to commercial.) Most important take-away for TWC customers, from a tweet: "It was also on Verizon FiOS."