A couple of years ago, I was in Boston.
A bunch of people who lived in the area were on their way to a Celtics game.
There was a big party going on and I was on the way to the Game 6 home game.
It was my first trip to the Red Sox’ Boston Garden and the atmosphere was electric.
I was excited about playing a Boston team with so much history.
But my excitement soon turned to disappointment when I realized that no one was watching the game on the internet.
I went into the back office and called the games office.
I said, “I don’t know what you’re doing here.
Why are you letting us watch games online?”
The person at the desk told me it was because the Internet was unavailable.
That was the first I’d heard of this.
It took about two years for this to happen.
Then, just a few weeks ago, the Internet came back online.
I tried to get it back, but they told me they weren’t going to refund the cost of the service.
That’s when I got a message from the Internet service provider in the Boston area.
The customer service rep said, “(The game) was suspended and the site has been disabled.”
I’m so glad I found out about the outage because now I know I’ll never see it again.
The first time I got the message was during the game against the Red Wings.
It wasn’t until I found that the internet was back online that I understood what it was like for so many people to lose out on this incredible experience.
I wish I had known about the blackout the moment it happened.
I hope I never have to experience it again, but now I have to wait another year to see the Red Stars play in Boston again.