The Baltimore Orioles lead the Washington Nationals 5-2 in the sixth inning at Nationals Park, and the game has gone into a rain delay. Normally that would be nothing to write home about, but the Nationals Park ground crew is having a not so good afternoon.
The crew is attempting to roll out the tarp to cover the infield, and they’re having a difficult time. They rolled out the tarp incorrectly and it has resulted in a mess of things amidst a brief downpour in Washington, D.C.
I once worked for a minor league baseball team as an intern, and part of our duties was rolling out the tarp during rain delays. We generally did OK with it, but once in a while there would be a debacle. It was usually never this bad, but sometimes things just go sideways.
Because it’s 2020 pic.twitter.com/4i13oxgHsT— Rudy Gersten (@DCBarno) August 9, 2020
cue the Benny Hill music ... pic.twitter.com/ZvAN9crikI— Howard Fendrich (@HowardFendrich) August 9, 2020
Turn on the Nats-O’s if you can. The grounds crew has rolled the tarp incorrectly and it’s a complete debacle, going on 8 minutes now. pic.twitter.com/8XGdQaqdK9— Matt Glassman (@MattGlassman312) August 9, 2020
The funniest thing in @mlb that you’ll see today, is watching the @nationals grounds crew try to unfuck the tarp. pic.twitter.com/wL4CXDOFdQ— James Reynolds (@ProShooterVA) August 9, 2020