Game 4 of the ALDS between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays is in-progress at Tropicana Field, with the game televised on FS1.

The FS1 broadcast opened with an off-center camera angle — basically a view from shortstop — that drew a lot of complaints on Twitter from viewers. The angle was particularly annoying to baseball fans that are used to seeing the center field camera angle for Rays’ home games, and wanted a better look at the pitch movement and location from Houston’s Justin Verlander and Tampa Bay’s Diego Castillo (though Verlander’s pitches were doing a whole lot of nothing in this game, on short rest).

It’s unclear if this camera angle was related to an equipment/technical issue, or just what FS1 decided to go with. But after many viewer complaints, FS1 changed to the center field camera angle to start the bottom of the third.

That’s a very quick turnaround by FS1, and viewers were pleased with the change:


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