The biggest power outage in history, which affected a large portion of New York state, didn't cause much of a stir inside the Yankees' clubhouse.
Players still could focus on baseball, though calls were made to families, seeking assurances that everyone was safe.
Former Oriole Mike Mussina worried that none of the phones in his Westchester home would operate without electricity, and was relieved to hear from his wife.
Manager Joe Torre's daughter, Andrea, was at an amusement park, and he feared she might get trapped on a ride. "They'd have to bring a generator in and let them off one by one," he said.
Catcher Jorge Posada spent part of the day trying to contact his wife. "I'm just glad she's not on a subway," he said.
Orioles manager Mike Hargrove's pre-game session with reporters in the dugout was interrupted by a call from his son, Andy, with updates on the power outage at their Richfield, Ohio, home.
The blackout caused Major League Baseball's computers to go down, which prohibited the Orioles from posting updated statistics on the scoreboard.
In a strange coincidence, the Orioles had to postpone a game against Seattle exactly six years ago last night because of a power outage at Camden Yards.