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Hard rain at Yankee Stadium leads to tarp mishaps

They couldn't unroll it, and then it almost ate a person.

The first five innings of Yankees-Rangers were pretty uneventful. Then the skies opened up:

Heavy rain, lightning and wind to the point that the groundskeepers couldn't really unroll the tarp because it was so waterlogged:

They eventually covered the field -- but only after it had been soaked, and not without moments of peril:

(Not as bad as it could be, but still bad.)

The final unrolling required the added help of people not even in the crew:

And at last, tarp:

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